Arsene Wenger has revealed that one of his injured players is almost ready to start in Tuesday’s League Cup fixture.
The Gunners are preparing to host Reading after an encouraging run of 12 games without defeat in all competitions.
Middlesbrough’s 0-0 draw at the Emirates stadium saw Arsenal miss a target-man upfront who could give the opposition’s defenders more work to do.
Olivier Giroud is usually the player for that role and Wenger has revealed that the 30-year-old could make his return on Tuesday after several weeks of being sidelined.
“I don’t know [if Giroud will start]. We’ll see. Physically he has no problem, he’s still not completely there but he’s better and might be in the squad on Tuesday.” the Arsenal boss said as reported by the Mirror
Wenger was also quick to admit that his attacking unit lacked something different on Saturday as their winning run was brought to an end.
“Look, we didn’t make enough from our set-pieces and from our crosses, so of course the first thing that comes to mind is a guy with a bit more size in the box and more physical presence could have helped, yes.” he added