Arsenal News: Wenger confirms two Strikers will miss the crucial tie against Spurs on Saturday

Alexandre Lacazette may finally start in a big game on Saturday.


Arsene Wenger has confirmed that three Arsenal players are doubtful ahead of their North London Derby on Saturday. The Gunners boss said that he hasn’t yet decided about the players who will feature against Spurs yet.

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Wenger in an Arsenal training session

Speaking of Mustafi, Wenger said that the German will have a final inspection on Friday and only then he can make a decision. Along with that striker Danny Welbeck will also be checked on Friday. Mustafi, the German defender got injured last month while on International duty against Azerbaijan.

Wenger also added that Koscielny will be available on Saturday thanks to his midweek omission for France in an international friendly against Germany.

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Welbeck may make Arsenal squad on Saturday

“It was needed for him. We couldn’t use him for a number of games, he just came back against City because he had an Achilles tendon injury,” Wenger said when he was asked about Koscielny’s absence in France’s midweek match against Germany, that the Les Blues drawn 2-2 as Arsenal striker Alexandre Lacazette scored a brace for the EURO 2016 finalists.

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Lacazette has scored six goals for Arsenal so far

Arsenal do have a fresh problem ahead of the clash as Olivier Giroud will be missing. He was pictured being injured in a training with France earlier this week and Wenger confirmed that he will not take any part in the North London Derby.
“Olivier picked up an injury, and I don’t think he will be available for Saturday. It is short term and he should start [training] on Monday, we will have to assess him then but I don’t think he will be available this weekend,” he said.

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Giroud is yet to start in the league this season
Wenger also spoke about the possible striker who will start and stated that he hasn’t decided yet who will, but Lacazette may start as he is available. Lacazette hasn’t started both the games at Liverpool and Man City which the Gunners lost, and he also scored a consolation at the Etihad a couple of weeks earlier.