Wenger delivers latest Arsenal team news ahead of Watford trip

Arsene Wenger says that Arsenal are still waiting for all of their players to return to the club from their national teams

The Sport Review staff
By The Sport Review staff

Arsene Wenger says that he will have to wait and see to check whether his Arsenal squad have returned to the club in good shape ahead of Saturday’s trip to Watford in the Premier League.

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.”

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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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