Arsene Wenger has given his Arsenal team news ahead of Saturday’s Premier League match against Crystal Palace (via Arsenal.com).
Matchday: Team News – Player Ratings – Match Highlights
Match: Arsenal v Crystal Palace
Stadium: Emirates Stadium
Kick-Off (GMT): Sat 20 Jan 15:00
It’s the return of football at 3:00 pm on a Saturday at the Emirates Stadium as the Gunners welcome Crystal Palace to North London.
While the conversation amongst fans and pundits is almost exclusively around the transfer window, there is still some football to be played.
Arsene Wenger has given his team news as Arsenal welcome a Palace side which has lost just 1 of their last 12 matches.
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“From the last game at Bournemouth, we have some uncertainties with Maitland-Niles, who was sick yesterday with flu,” Wenger confirmed at his pre-match press conference.
“We should have Koscielny back, we should have Monreal back available for Saturday.
“Maybe Ozil will be back as well. That’s the good news.”
Wenger also confirmed that Olivier Giroud “is one week away” from a first-team return ahead of this crucial Premier League match.
It’s good to see that Laurent Koscielny and Nacho Monreal are close to a first-team return. The pair has been sorely missed in a defence which has struggled immensely. Let’s hope Mesut Ozil joins them.