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Arsene Wenger: 'Arsenal cannot afford any more injuries'

Wenger: 'We cannot afford more injuries'
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Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger rules Sead Kolasinac out of Wednesday's meeting with Chelsea, while Laurent Koscielny and Mesut Ozil have a chance of featuring.

Arsene Wenger has admitted that Arsenal cannot afford to lose any more players to injury after being dealt a double blow against West Bromwich Albion.

Defenders Sead Kolasinac and Laurent Koscielny both picked up knocks at The Hawthorns, joining a growing list of absentees for the busiest period of the season.

Wenger says that Kolasinac will definitely sit out Wednesday night's meeting with Chelsea, while Koscielny and playmaker Mesut Ozil - absent for the 1-1 draw against West Brom at the weekend - have an outside chance of featuring.

"At the moment our injury list is quite long. We lost Kolasinac, Koscielny in the game at West Brom," he told reporters. "The two who have a little chance are Ozil, who might have a test this morning and Koscielny, who is 30-70 available.

"We have a squad that is equipped to deal with injuries - we've shown that in the Europa League and the Carabao Cup... but we cannot lose any more players now."

Nacho Monreal, Aaron Ramsey and Olivier Giroud are also currently nursing injury problems.


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