Date: 5th January 2017 at 11:18am
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Arsene Wenger’s concerns about Francis Coquelin’s fitness after the Arsenal midfielder was forced off against Bournemouth seem well placed as he is set for up to four weeks on the sidelines.

His hamstring injury will sidelined him for around three-four weeks according to Wenger. However, he’s still to undergo a scan so we might get good news – all being well not bad!

In his press conference ahead of Preston in the FA Cup this weekend Wenger was quoted by Sky Sports as saying.

‘Coquelin is three to four weeks now. He has a hamstring problem. I say three, four weeks because he came off. Maybe we have good news. He has a scan today.’

Coquelin lasted just 28 minutes of that 3-3 draw at Dean Court before he had to be replaced by Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain.

Which is more than Mesut Ozil managed anyway as he was forced to miss the Bournemouth game as he had the victory against Crystal Palace prior to this due to illness.

Lucas Perez – also a doubt for Preston – had an ankle injury confirmed by Wenger with the boss also saying Ozil was being assessed by the club doctor today to determine when he can return to action.

He added involvement on Saturday wouldn’t be likely though as the German has been in bed for two weeks.

‘Ozil is coming in today and will be assessed by the doctor. He has been in bed for two weeks so I cannot imagine he will be involved on Saturday. It’s a flu yes, a throat infection, I don’t know exactly.’

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