Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has revealed the latest team news ahead of his side’s FA Cup fifth round game at the Emirates Stadium on Saturday afternoon.
The Gunners face the visit of Steve Bruce’s Hull City, whom the north London side have faced in the last two competitions, winning both – one of which was famously settled by an Aaron Ramsey winner in extra time of the 2013/14 final.
Despite the fact that Laurent Koscielny was withdrawn from the 2-1 victory over Leicester City last Sunday with a dead leg, Wenger, as reported by the club’s official website, confirmed that the Frenchman should be fine for Saturday’s game.
Koscielny is doing well. He has a test this morning and he looks positive.
The boss confirmed that he would look to rotate on Saturday, with one eye clearly on the UEFA Champions League round of 16 tie against Barcelona midweek.
I will, as always, play a team who has a good chance to qualify. The normal squad is involved on Saturday. It is a normal squad and we’ll play a usual strong team.
It was bad news regarding Gabriel, however, who has been in Brazil rehabilitating and will be unavailable for the weekend’s football.
He is running outside. He is out for Saturday.
Mohamed Elneny is a likely starter, having done so in the fourth round against Burnley.
Elneny is fit. He is one of the players who could get a run [out] there. He’s mobile, he’s a very good player. He’s adapting at the moment and I think he’s there now. We’ll certainly see him against Hull. He has a chance to start.