Arsene Wenger has said that both Alexis Sanchez and Shkodran Mustafi could return for the Community Shield clash with Chelsea (via The Mirror).
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Match: Arsenal v Chelsea
Stadium: Wembley Stadium
Kick-Off (GMT): Sun 6 Aug 14:00
Arsenal take on Chelsea at Wembley on Sunday in the season’s opener, the Community Shield.
The Gunners held an open training session on Thursday and Arsene Wenger gave his team news ahead of this London derby.
“We have certainly everyone available to choose from,” Wenger said at his pre-match press conference. “We did not have Ozil in full training but he should be alright. Ramsey as well.
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“Some players have just come back, like Sanchez and Mustafi, and I have yet to decide if they will be involved.
“Coquelin is injured. We don’t think it will be too bad.
“Gabriel starts to run again now but needs two or three weeks before he can join in.”
It’s good to see both Sanchez and Mustafi back around the squad after their extended pre-season gaps. It should be a strong team which the Gunners take to Wembley but let’s hope things go a lot better than the last time these sides met in the 3-0 Chelsea victory earlier in pre-season.