The Gunners may be boosted by the return of Jack Wilshere for their big Premier League against Liverpool this weekend, while Mikel Arteta is deemed fit.
The Spaniard went down in pain against Crystal Palace on Sunday, and at first it seemed serious. However the vice captain will likely start, and potentially be partnered with Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain again.
There are no fresh injury worries, however no new returns. Wenger feels he will have a similar squad that faced Palace, however with the potential addition of Wilshere
The Frenchman revealed the latest team news at his pre-match press conference ahead of the Liverpool game:
[on the team news] The team news is basically similar to the squad that was available in our last game against Crystal Palace. We might have Wilshere back and that’s basically it.
[on the boost of possibly having Wilshere back] It’s important to have as many players back as possible in the squad. In the big games it is always decided by having the complete squad available. As many top players as possible because most of the time these games are decided by players who come on or strong players who have a big statement in a big game.
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[on Arteta] He’s alright.
Predicted lineup to follow..