Arsenal will have to bounce back quickly to get back on track after a disappointing start to the Premier League season on Sunday.
Arsène Wenger has told Arsenal.com the main team news ahead of the trip south of the river, and Héctor Bellerín is set to return.
Bellerín proved to be key member of the back four last season but missed out with a thigh problem at the weekend, meaning Mathieu Debuchy lined up in the 2-0 loss to West Ham United.
Danny Welbeck is still not ready but Alexis Sánchez is fit, according to the boss. Alexis came off the bench against the Hammers but, in truth, didn’t look ready for competitive football. It’s hard to see how much progress could have been made but Wenger said the Chilean “is fit, he’s been working hard and is ready for the weekend.”
Both Tomas Rosicky (knee surgery) and Jack Wilshere (hairline fracture) are still out but Wenger said the Englishman is recovering at the expected rate. As a result it should only be a couple more weeks until Wilshere can return to training.
As for Rosicky, the manager said that the midfielder is set to be out for longer than the 1-2 months predicted by his agent.