Arsene Wenger says Laurent Koscielny has a 60% chance of facing Tottenham on Sunday but says Shkodran Mustafi is still “two weeks” away from returning.
Koscielny picked up a knee problem in the midweek win over Leicester and Wenger admitted he is unsure if he will be fit for the game at White Hart Lane.
“The uncertainty we have at the moment is about Laurent Koscielny,” he said via Arsenal‘s official website. “The news yesterday was quite positive so I hope he has a chance of being available.
“[His chances of playing are] 60/40 – 60 that he plays.”
Wenger insisted Arsenal could still play a back three even without Koscielny but has not decided on which formation he will play on Sunday.
One man who is fit for the game is Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain who left Wembley on crutches last weekend and subsequently missed the midweek game against the champions.
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“He will be fit enough to start because it was more precautionary to leave him on the bench [against Leicester],” added Wenger. “I didn’t want to take the gamble with him.”
Arsenal will be hoping Koscielny will be fit enough to play as they aim to become the first side to win at White Hart Lane in the Premier League this season and put a major dent in Tottenham’s faint title hopes.