Tonight we face Barcelona in the Champions League round of 16’s first leg at the Emirates. Last time we were beaten convincingly by them over two legs but not before giving them a scare by coming back from two nil down to lead three goals to two.
Arsene Wenger, on Tuesday, gave the latest injury news ahead of todays match in his pre-match press conference.
Speaking to Arsenal TV online, Wenger confirmed the good news that Nasri is fit and back in the squad for tonight. Wenger went onto add that how it is good to have him back after recovering quicker than expected, but won’t take unnecessary risks with Nasri when deciding the team on Wednesday.
Wenger also revealed that Diaby is still out with a calf problem which he got while on duty with the French team. Rosicky, on the other hand, has recovered and is included in the squad.
The rest of the squad is going to remain the same as it was at the weekend. However, Sagna will not be included as he is suspended.
“Samir is in the squad. But the starting line-up will be decided tomorrow. He’s recovered quicker than expected. I said it will be 21 days but it will be only 17 days.
Everybody’s absolutely adamant that he’s completely medically available. It’s down to me to make the decision. I will take no medical risk but it’s good to have him in the squad.
Rosicky is available. He’s in the squad. But there’s no Diaby. He has a calf problem. He did it with the French national squad against Brazil.”