sanchez in suit prematch

Arsene Wenger has revealed there are hardly any injury problems for his side ahead of the clash with Southampton.

At a certain stage this season, the Gunners had 10 members of the first team squad sidelined as fitness woes threatened to derail their title challenge.

However, following the returns of Francis Coquelin and Alexis Sanchez, Arsenal’s injury situation appears to have taken a turn for the better.

Only Tomas Rosicky came out of the Burnley game with an injury and with Per Mertesacker also back from suspension, Wenger insists Tuesday’s starting eleven could picked be with many different names.

“I have 22 players who are fit and ready for selection so I have a good choice to make and I have to make the right selection in every single game,” he said.

Arsenal’s pursuit of the Premier League crown along with the Champions League and FA Cup could depend on their form in February but Wenger is showing no nerves.

“The [coming weeks] can be pivotal but not decisive. They will give a clear indication of the strength of the teams and who can cope with the importance of the games. At the end of the day somebody will win and the team who will win has to go through the important games with strong performances.

“It’s a big month for us. I am quite confident, having everybody available, that we can do very well. What is important now is for us to be capable of focusing and coping with that kind of expectation level.

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