Wenger issues updates on Ozil, Sanchez, Coquelin

Date published: Thursday 21st January 2016 10:45

Arsene Wenger has issued injury updates on five Arsenal players, with Mesut Ozil and Alexis Sanchez set to feature against Chelsea.

Arsenal face Chelsea at the Emirates Stadium on Sunday, with the Gunners looking to maintain their lead at the top of the Premier League table.

They are currently level on points with Leicester on 44 after 22 games, with Manchester City one point behind, and fourth-placed Spurs five points off the pace.

The Gunners will be looking to avenge their 2-0 defeat to Chelsea in September, and Wenger has confirmed that Ozil, who missed the draw at Stoke with a foot injury, will be available.

“We have no big problems. Ozil will be available,” Wenger said, before issuing updates on the rest of his injured party: Sanchez, Francis Coquelin and Tomas Rosicky.

“Sanchez has the next two days to prove it but I think this time he will be available. The doubt is that he has been out for a long time and it is a great risk of a setback. He has cleared on all the tests. That’s one thing. Then he has to clear training.

“I am cautious with him. We do not want to take a gamble but the signs he has shown in training are good.

“Coquelin’s back in full training today, ahead of schedule. Welbeck will be in full training next week.

“Rosicky will play with the Under-21s.”

Sanchez has not featured for Arsenal since picking up a hamstring injury against Norwich in late-November, while French midfielder Coquelin has been missing since the draw with West Brom in the same month. Tomas Rosicky is Tomas Rosicky.

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