Mertesacker pushing for recall
Arsenal have been given a boost with the news Per Mertesacker has overcome his illness in time to face West Ham on Saturday.
The German defender hasn't featured in the win over Olympiakos because of a virus having started the game against Chelsea last Saturday on the bench, despite his fine performance at Manchester City the previous week.
Given the height West Ham possess Mertesacker could be brought back into the team to partner Thomas Vermaelen, with Laurent Koscielny likely to drop out.
Wenger has no new injury concerns ahead of the trip to Upton Park, with Wojciech Szczesny, Abou Diaby, Jack Wilshere, Tomas Rosicky, Emmanuel Frimpong and Bacary Sagna still unavailable.