The Gunners are set to utilize basically the same squad this weekend from the Munich victory minus Kieran Gibbs, with Wilshere, Podolski and Sagna unavailable through injury.
Arsene Wenger’s side travel to Wales to take on 9th placed Swansea City after their trip to Munich and the only revealed casualty is Gibbs who suffered a ‘little reaction’ on his thigh, although Monreal will be available for selection after sitting out Wednesday’s match due to being cup-tied.
Elsewhere, Walcott and Oxlade-Chamberlain have been named in the England squad, with the injured Wilshere missing out but could be set to return after the Three Lions qualifying double header.
Wenger revealed the following team news ahead of Saturday’s Premier League fixture:
[on team news] Sagna and Podolski will not be back. And Wilshere, as we know, is out as well. So the only one who will come back is Monreal because he was not qualified for the Champions League.
[on Kieran Gibbs] I think he will be out on Saturday. He had a little reaction on his thigh. He is not injured but we have to be cautious with it. He might be out.
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[on the squad’s fitness] Apart from that everyone who played [at Bayern] should be OK. There are bumps and bruises after a game of that intensity but that should be it.
There is more misery for on-loan starlet Ryo Miyaichi who has had an injury plagued season with Wigan Athletic during which he was expected to flourish and become Premier League-savy.
His latest setback involves a nasty ankle injury suffered at the hands of Everton’s Kevin Mirallas in his comeback game after spending timw on the treatment table, and yhe tackle has resulted in the Japanese winger requiring surgery next week.
A statement on Arsenal’s website read:
On loan with Wigan Athletic for the 2012/13 season, Ryo injured his right ankle in the club’s FA Cup quarter-final victory against Everton last Saturday.
Having been assessed by specialists, Ryo will have an operation to repair the damaged ligaments sustained.