Arsenal's Shkodran Mustafi ruled out for up to six weeks

Koscielny left has missed three league games for Arsenal

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has been speaking to reporters ahead of his side's clash against Watford, with his comments published online by ESPN.

The Arsenal defender's injury is yet another example of why many club managers hold their breath for the duration of each and every global break, hoping their players return as they left. We will check him today.

"I don't think he will be available until the next global break. We have to cope with that now". "It looks like if he survives the test he is capable to play". I think about sorting out the problem, but overall I will decide completely tomorrow the line-up because Koscielny will have a test.

The Arsenal boss provided a glimmer of hope to Arsenal fans regarding Laurent Koscielny's return and revealed that the Frenchman will undergo a fitness test on Friday to determine his availability for Saturday. If he has no pain on his Achilles tendon he will play. At the moment, he's not available.

Tottenham Hotspur's Danny Rose 'would turn down Chelsea for Manchester United'
The Argentine's long-standing problem has caused massive issues and several setbacks, something which he has tried to mend. But after five months of rehabilitation he returned to first-team training this week and is understood to be feeling good.

Attack: Mesut Ozil is back in contention after recovering from a knee injury that's kept him out for the last four games so the German schemer could get a recall in attack this weekend.

Eighth-placed Watford have just one win against Arsenal in eight Premier League meetings but will look to build on their decent start.

"I haven't seen everybody because some players are coming back today, some even tomorrow like Alexis Sanchez", Wenger said on Thursday, when questioned about injuries picked up during the worldwide break. If Kolasinac is out then and Monreal has to play left-back then Calum Chambers is likely to step into the back three. Sanchez won't be back with us until tomorrow.

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