Arsene Wenger has revealed the latest team news ahead of Sunday’s Premier League clash with Chelsea.
There’s a worry over Per Mertesacker who took a blow above the ankle in the 2-1 win over Reading last weekend.
According to the Arsenal manager, “Mertesacker is still in the treatment room. I don’t know if he’s available. He is 50-50 at the moment. He has not practised at all.”
Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain remains sidelined with his groin problem, and while Mikel Arteta is back in training he’s likely to be short of fitness to be considered for a game of this magnitude.
Other than that we seem to have a clean bill of health.
Wenger will be looking to record his first win over Jose Mourinho after 12 games without one.
“We have passed many tests recently,” said Wenger. “We have another test on Sunday against Chelsea that we want to pass.”
Thirteenth time lucky, hopefully.