Arsenal could welcome Francis Coquelin back into the squad for the Champions League game against Olympiacos on Tuesday.

The midfielder was substituted at halftime in the game against Chelsea last weekend after he jarred his knee and was sidelined with swelling caused by that incident.

Speaking after the game against Leicester, which saw Arsenal lose Mathieu Flamini to a hamstring problem after just 20 minutes, the boss said “Coquelin could be available for Tuesday.

“Today we lost Mathieu Flamini and the only one that could come back is Coquelin and Gabriel is not suspended.”

Wenger also confirmed that Flamini’s injury was indeed his hamstring and while he didn’t give any time frame for a return for the Spurs Slayer, it is unlikely that we will see him back in the squad for at least three weeks.

Arsenal are also without Jack Wilshere and Danny Welbeck with both expected to return around Christmas although a little birdie told us that it could be closer to February before Jack returns.

Obviously, we’re hoping it’s a lying little birdie.

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