Arsenal Team News Ahead of The North London Derby
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