Arsenal Team News Ahead of The North London Derby

Arsenal Team News Ahead of The North London Derby

Arsène Wenger has revealed his team news update ahead of Sunday’s north London derby against Tottenham at White Hart Lane.

The Arsenal manager was asked about Laurent Koscielny’s chances of making it, and provided the latest news on Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Skodran Mustafi.

This is what he had to say:

On the team news…
The uncertainty we have at the moment is about Laurent Koscielny. The news yesterday was quite positive so I hope he has a chance of being available.

On what chances Koscielny has of playing…
60/40 – 60 that he plays.

On whether Arsenal can still play a back three without Koscielny…
Yes. I can still do that if I decide to go to a back three.

On Mustafi and how far away he is from being back…
I would say two weeks.

on whether Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain will be fit enough to start… He
will be fit enough to start because it was more precautionary to leave
him on the bench [against Leicester]. I didn’t want to take the gamble
with him.