Laurent Koscielny (achillis tendon) :The Arsenal defender was left out of France’s team to play Germany during the midweek due to permanent pain in his Achilles, but he will be able to face Spurs on Saturday.
“It (the break) 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. “If he had played in midweek, he certainly would not have been available for Saturday.”
Olivier Giroud (thigh) :Our dashing French forward and 7th all time highest scorer for France will miss out the match due to an injury suffered while playing for France in a friendly in which he scored and then had to be substituted with a thing injury.
“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 “.
Skhodran Mustafi (thigh) and Danny Welback (groin) :The German centre-back was seen back in training this week after a 6 week lay off due to a thigh injury suffered on international duty with Germany. English striker Danny Welback has also rejoined the team in full training since the start of the week after suffering a groin injury and will most likely be involved from the bench. Both will be further analyzed and their fitness monitored on friday ahead of the game.
“Mustafi will have a final check tomorrow,” Welbeck as well. I’ll make decisions on them on Friday.”
Santi Magician Cazorla ( calf) :
Speaking on the horrifying injury by Santi and praising his resilience in face of such adversity and emotionally challenging situations, Wenger went on to describe what an excellent fighting spirit the little Spaniard has inside him to face all that and how he hoped to have him back right after the turn of the year. Here is what he had to say on Santi Cazorla –
“I saw him one month ago, he was here, and I told him to prepare as well as he can,” “He has competent medical people around him and he tries to practice, but I have not spoken to him recently. I hope he comes back and will be available in January.”