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Arsene Wenger has delivered the latest team news ahead of Arsenal’s Europa League clash against Red Star Belgrade on Thursday night.
Wenger has confirmed that while Sead Kolasinac is carrying a slightly hip injury from the Swansea game on Saturday and won’t be involved against Red Star, he’ll face a test at the end of the week and hasn’t been ruled out of the trip to the Etihad this weekend.
Kolasinac’s exclusion from the Europa League squad probably isn’t anything to worry about seeing as the 24-year-old was very unlikely to feature anyway. I’m sure Gooners would much rather he’s fully fit and ready to face Manchester City.
David Ospina (groin) is a bit short for the Europa League match, which means that Petr Cech will probably stand in like he did during the away fixture in Serbia. Reserve keeper Matt Macey could be in with a shot though.
The Colombian could be fit for Sunday but I highly doubt the boss will give him the nod against City.
Wenger confirmed that we’ll once again see a rotated starting XI line-up at the Emirates on Thursday night.
Meanwhile, Danny Welbeck (groin) and Shkodran Mustafi (hamstring) should be back in action after the international break.
Jeff Reine-Adelaide is still injured as well.