Alexis Sanchez, Alexandre Lacazette and Mesut Ozil started together for the first time in the 5-2 Premier League rout of Everton last Sunday
Arsenal top Group H with a maximum nine points from three games after returning to winning ways following their 2-1 defeat by Watford in the Premier League.
Arsene Wenger sounded more optimistic about Koscielny, saying that the defender had trained and could step in for Shkodran Mustafi.
Jack Wilshere is enjoying his interchangeable role in Arsenal’s 3-4-3 system and feels the London club have improved defensively after adopting the formation.
Arsene Wenger lamented that Arsenal’s recent upturn in form will be interrupted by the international break.
All three players were ruled out of Sunday’s 2-0 win over Brighton and Hove Albion and will continue their recovery next week.
Monreal, Iwobi scored as Arsenal registered a comfortable 2-0 win over Brighton & Hove Albion at the Emirates Stadium.
Olivier Giroud scored his 100th goal for Arsenal as the Gunners beat BATE Borisov 4-2 to go two-for-two in Europa League.
West Bromwich Albion manager Tony Pulis bemoaned the refereeing in his side’s 0-2 defeat against Arsenal at the Emirates Stadium.
Arsenal moved up to seventh in the league on 10 points, six behind both Manchester clubs at the top. West Brom dropped to 12th and have now gone five games without a win in all competitions.
Arsene Wenger said, “Ideally you want stability and you want players who carry the values for the generations. Overall it’s true that with Gibbs (it hurt) more than Chamberlain because he had been educated at Arsenal from the age of 10.”
Alexis Sanchez made his first appearance in the League Cup since September 2015 on Wednesday, playing a full 90 minutes for only the second time this season as Arsenal beat third-tier Doncaster Rovers 1-0 at home.
After defeat at Stoke City and a thrashing at Liverpool, Arsene Wenger’s side hit the post through Aaron Ramsey and had Shkodran Mustafi’s headed goal disallowed as they had the better of the chances in a lively derby.
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Arsenal came fifth, missing out on the Champions League for the first time in 20 years, and thus go into Sunday’s showdown at Stamford Bridge off the back of a Thursday night match against Cologne in the Europa League.