Arsene Wenger has revealed Tomas Rosicky is the only casualty from the international break with both Jack Wilshere and Theo Walcott overcame knocks for England.
The Frenchman also confirmed he has yet to make up his mind as to whether new signing Mesut Özil will start against Sunderland this weekend, after the record signing joined up and trained with his new team mates for the first time.
Wenger may have no choice with Arsenal’s squad already thin on numbers due to mid-term injuries to Mikel Arteta, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Lukas Podolski, so there is a high probability Gooners will get a chance to see their new midfield wizard this weekend.
Arsene Wenger confirmed the following team news in his pre-match press conference:
[On Tomas Rosicky] We have lost Rosicky, as you know, from the game Czech against Italy.
[On other injuries] Everyone else should be available against Sunderland.
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[On knocks to Jack Wilshere and Theo Walcott] Yes [they are fit]. They had knocks but they had a light session today and will be available.
[On if Mesut Özil will start against Sunderland] I haven’t decided yet. But there is the possibility he will start.