It looks as though Laurent Koscielny will be fit to face Stoke on Saturday night, as we continue our late push for the traditional top four slot. After a win against the Saints on Wednesday, we look to build on those three points with a rare win at the Bet 365 Stadium against Stoke.
Koscielny took part in full training today, and it looks like he may be ok for the game, despite being a major doubt following recent calf troubles, and Wenger said this morning:
“He’s got a small chance. He was not far. He practised on Tuesday but it was risky to play him at Southampton…”
In yet more, rare good news on the injury front, it looks like Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain will be fit to play in the Cup Final against Chelsea in two weeks time. The Ox was subbed on Wednesday against his old club Southampton, and after an initial scare, it looks like it was just a small injury rather that one which finishes his whole season. On The Ox, Wenger said:
“It’s a minor hamstring problem, it was tight, but it was more fatigue…”