Wenger gives latest Arsenal injury update ahead of Hull clash

Bacary Sagna to miss Arsenal's clash against Hull City on Wednesday due to a hamstring problem, says Arsene Wenger

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Bacary Sagna joined Arsenal in 2007 Photo: Doha Stadium Plus, via Flickr

Bacary Sagna will miss Arsenal’s clash against Hull City at Emirates Stadium on Wednesday, Arsene Wenger has confirmed.

The France international has picked up a minor hamstring strain and is set to be replaced by Carl Jenkinson at right-back for the Premier League clash.

“From Saturday against Cardiff we will lose Sagna, who has a slight hamstring problem,” Wenger said. “He should be out for tomorrow’s game. Jenkinson is likely to come back.

Lukas Podolski should be back in normal training after the Hull game

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“You expect when you play so many games with that much intensity that you will lose one or two players.

“We have so many games that I always knew I’d have to make changes. Full-back is a demanding position.”

The Arsenal boss, whose side head into Wednesday’s clash looking to preserve their four-point lead at the top of the table, was also quizzed about Lukas Podolski’s recovery from the hamstring injury that has kept him out since August.

“Lukas Podolski should be back in normal training after the Hull game,” said the Frenchman.

“What he lacks is competition. You would say it will take at least a week with normal training to consider him fit for the squad.”

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