By Segun Jawolusi
Published, Wednesday, 26th August, 2015
Arsenal manager, Arsene Wenger says defenders Per Mertesacker and Laurent Koscielny could be ruled out of
Saturday’s away game against
The pair did not feature in Monday’s goalless draw against Liverpool as they were replaced by Calum Chambers and Gabriel Paulista in the
heart of the Arsenal defence.
“Per Mertesacker is sick,” Wenger told reporters.
“How long will that sickness take? I don’t know. Koscielny has a back problem. Having said that, our two centre
backs played well in the second half.
“Chambers and Gabriel
do not have the experience of playing together, they’ve come in from one day into the next, but overall we didn’t concede.
“Petr Cech saved us two or three times in the first half. In the second half I think we should’ve won the game. We were a bit unlucky, we lacked a bit physically and collectively to finish what we started.
“The West Ham game left a trace in our heads, and it was important tonight not to lose because you could see that was a shock for us and it was important for us to get that game out of our system.