The Gunners are set for a bit of midfield rotation for their upcoming match against West Ham United with Francis Coquelin set to miss the tie after picking up a hamstring problem against Chelsea and Abou Diaby starting to suffer from fatigue.
There is some positive news as Lukas Podolski could be available after missing the weekend clash through illness as he resumes training, and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain may return too.
Mikel Arteta still remains absent meaning Cazorla will slot back into his favoured central attacking role in the midfield with Wilshere behind him. The Englishman is quite likely to be partnered by defensively-minded Emmanuel Frimpong if Arsene Wenger opts to rest Diaby or Aaron Ramsey with Wilshere shielding the defence.
Although Wenger is low on defensive midfield options at present it would be wise to rest Diaby. The last thing he and Arsenal need is for the Frenchman suffer another injury after such a long time out.
Wenger revealed the following team news:
[on players returning] We could have Podolski back in the squad because he is back to full training today. And maybe Oxlade-Chamberlain back in the squad because he has been sick. Maybe he will go out today and practise again.
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[on Podolski] Yes he’s better. He was sick. He was in bed but I think he will be in full training today.
[on players dropping out] Coquelin is out because he has a hamstring problem from the Chelsea game. Everybody else has to be assessed individually but there is no major injury. Arteta is still out.
[on Diaby] Diaby is one of the guys I will have to check. You could see he was not completely physically fresh from the start on Sunday and he did dig deep to do what he did. He has played four games on the trot after being out for three months, so I will have to check him.