Wenger vows to play strong team (including Elneny)

Date published: Thursday 18th February 2016 1:01

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has vowed to play a “strong team” against Hull in the FA Cup, with Mohamed Elneny a possible starter.

After winning the FA Cup in 2014 and 2015, the Gunners are seeking a third consecutive tournament win this season, and face Championship side Hull in the fifth round.

Arsenal played strong sides against Sunderland and Burnley in the third and fourth round, and manager Wenger promises the same rule will be applied on Saturday.

“I will, as always, play a team who has a good chance to qualify,” Wenger told Arsenal’s website. “The normal squad is involved on Saturday. It is a normal squad and we’ll play a usual strong team.”

Revealing team news ahead of the clash with Hull, Wenger said: “Koscielny is doing well. He has a test this morning and he looks positive.”

On Gabriel, he added: “He is running outside [but] he is out for Saturday.”

“Elneny is fit,” Wenger continued. “He is one of the players who could get a run [out] there. He’s mobile, he’s a very good player. He’s adapting at the moment and I think he’s there now. We’ll certainly see him against Hull. He has a chance to start.”


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