Wenger gives latest Arsenal injury update ahead of derby clash

Per Mertesacker and Kieran Gibbs are both passed fit for Arsenal's clash with Tottenham on Saturday

The Sport Review staff
By The Sport Review staff

Per Mertesacker and Kieran Gibbs are both fit for Arsenal’s clash with Tottenham Hotspur on Saturday, Arsene Wenger has confirmed.

Mertesacker has been struggling with a minor gluteus problem, while Gibbs had been suffering with a hamstring injury – but both are available for selection for the clash at Emirates Stadium.

Wenger said on Friday: “Mertesacker is available for the weekend. He has normal training today and I don’t think there will be a problem.

“[Mathieu] Flamini is back in the squad. Gibbs is alright.”

The Arsenal boss also confirmed that Nacho Monreal remains sidelined with a back problem ahead of the visit of the Lilywhites.

Arsenal head into Saturday’s game looking to make it back-to-back Premier League wins for the first time this season after their victory at Aston Villa last weekend.

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