Wenger gives latest Arsenal injury update ahead of Chelsea clash

Arsene Wenger is hopeful that Mathieu Flamini's groin injury will not keep the Arsenal midfielder out of action for too long

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Mathieu Flamini and Olivier Giroud Photo: Olivier Giroud/Instagram

Arsene Wenger is hopeful that Mathieu Flamini’s groin injury will not keep the Arsenal midfielder out of action for too long.

The 29-year-old was substituted early in the first half of Saturday’s 2-0 win at Crystal Palace and underwent a scan to determine the extent of his injury on Monday.

“He has a scan today and then we will get the results as to how long he will be out,” said Wenger.

“It doesn’t look like a bad muscle injury but honestly it’s too early to give you a precise answer. It’s a groin injury.”

Wenger also revealed that Jack Wilshere is available to face Chelsea in the League Cup fourth-round clash at Emirates Stadium on Tuesday night.

But the Arsenal boss will make a late decision on the fitness of Serge Gnabry, who picked up an ankle injury in Saturday’s win at Selhurst Park.

“Serge Gnabry has a problem, he got a kick on the ankle,” said Wenger. “He will be assessed tomorrow. After that we will decide who plays and who doesn’t play. I will decide [on Tuesday].”

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