BFG and Kos both doubts for trip to St James's Park
BFG and Kos both doubts for trip to St James’s Park

Per Mertesacker and Laurent Koscielny are major doubts for the Gunners visit to St James’s Park, to take on Newcastle United in the Premier League on Saturday lunchtime.

Arsene Wenger revealed at his press conference this morning:

“Mertesacker is still sick and Koscielny will have a test and I’ll know more after that.

“At the moment it seems Koscielny is most likely (to play).”

“I would like them to be available but that’s part of the season, you can’t complain about that”, added Wenger.

Wenger also revealed that Danny Welbeck “should be available, if all goes well, after the international break”, whilst Jack Wilshere “is just behind Welbeck, maybe one week after the international break he will certainly come back into full training.”