Arsene Wenger held his first press conference of the season on Friday morning and gave updates on who’s in and who’s out in the Arsenal injury hokey-kokey.

Per Mertesacker, as we already knew, will be out for four months. It’s not yet clear if that will be four ordinary or Arsenal months.

Jack Wilshere will also miss the game as he continues to recover from the patella problem that was only supposed to keep him out for a week.

Laurent Koscielny will also miss out as will Olivier Giroud and Mesut Ozil as they get back to match fitness after the Euros.

Arsenal aren’t the only ones to have injury concerns ahead of the game with Liverpool suffering as well. The boss was asked about the fixture coming at the start of the season, when it’s clear neither squad is ready because of the Euros: