Arsene Wenger says that Jack Wilshere will be in contention for Sunday’s trip to Brighton if he trains tomorrow.
The England international missed last night’s defeat to Manchester City with a minor ankle problem and hasn’t trained today.
“If he can practice tomorrow, then he will be in contention,” Wenger told Arsenal.com on Friday.
“He will not practice today, he will have treatment and then a test tomorrow.”
The boss opted not to make any substitutions last night – we’re not entirely sure why – so that suggests that the rest of those who started haven’t picked up any major problems.
Of course, some of the squad would be playing for a third time in a week when we head to the south coast so rotation may come into play.
“I don’t know, we will have to analyse that medically and see if I need to rest some players or not,” he said.
“I have until Sunday to make that decision, but of course we gave a lot [in the Carabao Cup final] and on Thursday night. I have to decide who I rest and who I keep going.”