Arsene Wenger has confirmed that Francis Coquelin could return for tomorrow night’s Champions League clash with Olympiakos having taken part in training today after recovering from the knee injury picked up against Chelsea.
The French midfielder missed the 5-2 victory over Leicester at the weekend and was replaced by Mathieu Flamini who subsequently picked up a hamstring problem inside twenty minutes.
In a slightly worrying development Mikel Arteta, who came on for Flamini, also appears to have suffered a knock that will rule him out tomorrow. It’s not believed either man will be out for long but with fellow midfielders Jack Wilshere and Tomas Rosicky already long-term absentees it’s not ideal.
In attack it looks as though Theo Walcott will continue up front as Olivier Giroud is suspended following his red card against Dinamo Zagreb.