Arsene Wenger has confirmed there are no fresh injury troubles after Saturday’s 2-0 victory over Southampton.
Mikel Arteta had to be substituted after pulling up late on but it appears it was only precautionary easing fears over any troubles. Mathieu Flamini is also available for selection after missing the victory over the Saints due to suspension.
Lukas Podolski is closing in on a return to action, with Wenger revealing the Germany international is a “few weeks away” after resuming training.
The Gunners boss revealed the following team news ahead of Tuesday night’s Marseille game in his pre-match press conference:
[on the team news for Marseille] Everybody from Saturday is available and of course Flamini is available as well because he’s back from suspension.
[on Podolski training] It’s not the first time he’s trained but he is still a few weeks away.
It’s great [to see him back] because he is a quality player. He can score goals, he can play in different positions, like centre forward and on the flanks. That is vital for us, to get everybody back.
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