Arsene Wenger has given his team news ahead of Arsenal’s trip to Leicester City on Wednesday night (via Arsenal.com).
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Match: Leicester v Arsenal
Stadium: King Power Stadium
Kick-Off (GMT): Wed 09 May 19:45
It’s Arsene Wenger’s penultimate match in charge of Arsenal as the Gunners travel to Leicester City hoping to undo their terrible run of away form.
The Gunners are yet to pick up an away point in 2018 with six losses from six matches and now, Arsene Wenger has given his team news ahead of the clash.
“We have four players who are out if you count Cazorla, Koscielny, Ozil and Elneny,” Wenger said in his penultimate pre-match press conference as Arsenal manager.
“Everybody else we check today because we had an off day yesterday.
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“We might leave one or two out because we play again on Sunday and some of them played on Thursday in Madrid and again on Sunday.”
Wenger was then asked about Cazorla specifically and revealed that we will not see him again this season.
“It’s a shame because I brought him here and I love the player – and the person of course,” Wenger went on.
“He looks good, he prepares well, he runs well and physically is working very hard but medically it’s too much of a risk to rush him back now.
“He’s been out for such a long time it would be stupid to destroy all the work he has done.”
It’s a shame that we probably won’t see the likes of Laurent Koscielny, Santi Cazorla, Mohamed Elneny and Mesut Ozil this season but the Gunners will still have a strong squad. Arsenal have nothing to play for in the next two matches other than picking up some long overdue Premier League away wins.