A host of players face late fitness tests ahead of this weekend’s Premier League fixture at home to Norwich City including the likes of Mesut Ozil, Santi Cazorla and Bacary Sagna.
Ozil took a knock to the knee late in Germany’s 5-3 win on Tuesday, while both Sagna and Cazorla underwent treatment and fitness training during the international break in a bid to be fit for this weekend, and Wenger admitted the duo could be available for selection.
Tomas Rosicky also returns to the squad after missing the Czech matches due to injury troubles, however Theo Walcott will not be available for a couple more weeks despite reports suggesting he could have been inline for a return this weekend.
The Arsenal boss revealed the following team news:
[on Mesut Ozil, who was substituted for Germany on Tuesday] He is alright. He came back with a knock on the knee but it was just a kick. We’ll have a test tomorrow to see if he is fit enough for Saturday or not. When you have not played, there is always a little doubt but not a major one.
[on Sagna and Cazorla] Sagna is 80 per cent fit and he will have a test. Cazorla is available in training but he is not match-fit. It is just about competitiveness with him. There is a possibility both are in the squad for Saturday. I have not decided whether they will start or not.
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[on Rosicky and Walcott] Rosicky is back in the squad and available. Walcott is still two weeks away.
[on Sanogo, Podolski, Diaby, Oxlade-Chamberlain] All of them are out for a longer period.