A number of the Gunners’ squad are not due back in the UK from international duty until this afternoon and the club will check their fitness levels upon their return.
Alexis Sanchez posted a picture of himself on the plane back to the UK overnight after his stint on international duty with Chile.
And Wenger confirmed that a number of other players would be assessed in the build-up to Saturday’s trip to Watford.
Speaking at a news conference at Emirates Stadium on Thursday morning, Wenger said: “Some players land at 14:00 today so we have to check if we have no bad surprises.”
Wenger also reaffirmed Wednesday’s news that defender Laurent Koscielny will undergo a late fitness test ahead of this weekend’s game, while Mikel Arteta and Mathieu Flamini should be available.
The Arsenal manager continued: “Koscielny faces a fitness test. We have three players that could come back.
“Jack Wilshere is still at least one month away. Danny Welbeck, earliest, beginning of January.”
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