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Arsène Wenger has given the latest Arsenal team news ahead of Monday night’s Premier League match at home against Wigan.
This game offers us the chance to (at least artificially) move 8 points clear of Tottenham and 10 points clear of Chelsea. Our two North London rivals are playing each other in the FA Cup semi-final at Wembley on Sunday afternoon and therefore miss out on this weekend’s Premier League action.
Newcastle are also not playing this weekend, so we would move 8 points clear of them too.
The good news is that there are no new injuries after our 3-0 win over Wolves on Wednesday evening. Kieran Gibbs will have a late fitness test, but Gervinho is likely to be available on Monday night after missing the last two games. Abou Diaby and Francis Coquelin are yet to return to full training.
“From the Wolves game, no [there are no new injuries]. We have the usual bumps and bruises after a game of that intensity, but overall no I don’t think anybody has a problem.”
“There is a possibility for Gibbs [to play against Wigan]. It is 50:50 that he will be available again. He is improving day to day and has been practising but not with the team.”
“Gervinho is a strong possibility to face Wigan, he is 80:20.”
Abou Diaby and Francis Coquelin
“Diaby will not play against Wigan. He is alright though. Diaby and Coquelin will come back into the squad next week for full training.”