Arsène Wenger has revealed the following updates ahead of the Swansea City game with youngster Hector Bellerin been promoted from the under-21′s and will be in the squad against the Swans.
We are most likely to see Thomas Vermaelen paring alongside Per Mertesacker at the back, and also we expect to see the rest of the squad that started against Chelsea last weekend except Oxlade Chamberlain and Kieran Gibbs who are both awaiting the decision of the FA over the red card shown by referee Andre Marriner to Gibbs for a Chamberlain handball.
The gunner boss revealed this to the Arsenal official website.
On Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain…
“There is a question mark about Chamberlain. The situation over his suspension will be decided today. After that I will make a decision. At the moment he is in the squad. Right now only Koscielny is out of the squad and he has been replaced by Hector Bellerin. We expected Kieran Gibbs’ suspension to be overturned”.
Wenger also confirmed that he expects Kieran Gibbs to be available with his wrongful dismissal against Chelsea set to be overturned by the FA today, but we’ll have to wait and see what the FA rule regarding Oxlade-Chamberlain’s situation.
The gunner boss also revealed the injury update to the club’s official website ahead of the Swansea City game:
On injury news…
“We have lost Laurent Koscielny for Tuesday’s game with a calf problem. I don’t know how long he will be out for. He has a scan today [Monday]. Everyone else should be available”.
Koscielny who only managed the first half of the encounter before being substituted having picked up a knock that is suspected to be a calf problem.