Arsenal reveal squad to face Chelsea in the Carabao Cup semi-final
Arsenal have revealed the squad which will travel to Stamford Bridge for tomorrow’s Carabao Cup semi-final.
The Gunners will be eager to bounce back from their humiliating 4-2 defeat at the hands of Nottingham Forrest in the FA Cup.
Arsene Wenger rested his star names for the FA Cup clash but is expected to field a full-strength side against the Blues.
The French tactician is sweating over the fitness of Granit Xhaka, Laurent Koscielny and Shkodran Mustafi. The trip will face a late fitness test tonight.
Meanwhile, Sead Kolasinac, Aaron Ramsey, Olivier Giroud and Nacho Monreal have all been ruled out with injuries.
Star playmaker Mesut Ozil is expected to return to the starting eleven. The 29-year-old has retained his place in Wenger’s squad despite failing to pen a contract extension.
Alexis Sanchez and Alexandre are also expected to start against Chelsea.
Arsenal Provisional squad: Cech, Ospina, Mertesacker, Holding, Mustafi, Chambers, Debuchy, Bellerin, Nelson, Maitland-Niles, Coquelin, Wilshere, Xhaka, Elneny, Ozil, Iwobi, Sanchez, Welbeck, Walcott, Lacazette.