Arsene Wenger has given the latest team news ahead of Arsenal’s FA Cup clash against Manchester City on Sunday.
Wenger revealed that everyone who played against Middlesbrough is available.
Danny Welbeck (toe), who missed out on the trip to the Riverside Stadium, is a doubt, while Shkondran Mustafi (thigh) has been ruled out, as has David Ospina.
The manager also confirmed what Jeff Reine-Adelaide had already posted on social media: the midfielder is out for the rest of the season. Wenger did clarify, however, that it’s an ankle injury.
Wenger also spoke about Jack Wilshere, who was subbed off during Bournemouth’s 4-0 loss to Spurs on Saturday after clashing legs with Harry Kane.
The 25-year-old’s leg has since been confirmed as broken. In fact, the hairline fracture he’s suffered to his fibula is on the same leg as the one he sustained in 2015, which kept him sidelined for 247 days.
“[It’s] sad because Jack is a great football player, with a great football brain and his career has been stopped by injuries,” Wenger said.
“Today at the top the most important thing is consistency. The game is of such intensity it takes time to find the rhythm.
“A great career doesn’t stop and go; you have to be consistently present.
“When you look at the top players they play 50-60 games a year. They have the luck.”
He added, “Until the end of the season he’s a player of Bournemouth but we have a good understanding.
“If we have to bring him back it’s a fracture so there’s not a lot to do. The rehab will certainly be here because the season will be here.
“It’s a very simple fracture, you know, of the fibula.”