Arsene Wenger provides injury update on midfielder Jack Wilshere

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The 26-year-old Frenchman was also reported to have attracted interest from West Ham and Crystal Palace as Jack Wilshere's return to prominence with Arsenal blocked Coquelin's chances of a recall.

Arsenal players entered the game aiming to reconcile their fans after they lost 4-2 on Saturday to Nottingham Forest at FA Cup. "I have had many conversations with him and we talked about how people always observe you with a microscope when you're on a short term contract but I've never questioned his professional attitude on the pitch", Wenger said.

Wenger is missing several first-team players for Sunday's game and will almost certainly continue with Ainsley Maitland-Niles at left-back. Have you seen how he came on today, how he warmed up?

"You can't have a player thinking he can do that and still play again (against Chelsea)". Sanchez is a hard-working footballer, who enjoys getting back and running the entire field for 90 minutes flat.

"He doesn't need to tell me he speaks to anybody else". Conte, however, dismissed the suggestion of any more fundamental problems with his team's attack.

Wenger will serve the final match of his three-match touchline ban on Sunday.

"We are not on that case at the moment".

The Gunners rode their luck in a cagey contest but could well have stolen a winner with good chances falling to and Alex Iwobi. Malcom has previously been linked with both Bayern Munich and Manchester United. Safe to say for long periods watching Wenger watch the goalless first leg of a league cup semi-final was more interesting than watching the goalless first leg of a league cup semi-final.

Expectations were high ahead of the duel at Stamford Bridge on Wednesday between the traditional London rivals but the contest offered little in the way of entertainment or excitement, reports Efe.

"For sure I think it would be better to win the game, [even] 1-0", the Italian said. Alexis wants to win.

"We are reviewing the games from this week and coming up with some ideas for the games next week to try to make that more effective".

The third round of the FA Cup- the oldest football Cup competition in the world- took place last weekend.

The most baffling part, though, was that Bakayoko was his replacement.

To Melbourne next, where the first tennis Grand Slam of the year- the Australian Open - starts on 15th January. The consensus was that the decision was a correct one.

Wilshere has a long history with ankle injury and has missed big chunks of game time in recent campaigns.