Slaven Bilic has given Michail Antonio a good chance of returning for Wednesday night’s match, revealed that “Noble could play” and declared that Diafra Sakho is “getting closer.”
So there could be a triple boost for the boss against the gunners although the striker remains more likely to be on the bench for the Swansea game.
Speaking ahead of the game at the Emirates Bilic said: “Michail Antonio is looking really good. He was 50/50 for Saturday, which gives him a good chance to make it for Arsenal.
“Obiang and Reid are out, Sakho is getting [closer to being] back and Noble could play. He didn’t train with us for a couple of weeks because of injury and now he’s back available for us.”
“I am positive, we are very positive of course. I can’t lie and say that after the game (against Hull) the atmosphere was brilliant in the dressing room.
“Of course it wasn’t, after four defeats in a row, but now it about us showing what we’re made of. Showing character and quality over the whole 90 minutes.
“First of all, we need to stop the individual, sloppy mistakes that we are making because there was the goal on Saturday, two against Leicester, one against Bournemouth, Chelsea, Watford, West Brom. We are conceding too many from set pieces.
“We have to show what we are made of. It’s my job to do that and we will.”
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And Koscielny is crocked isn’t he? Carroll gave them a hard time last year-was that home or away? Anyway, they suffered against corners the other day against WBA so that should have shown the way to do it.