The Gunners' forward has not recovered from a knock at the weekend, and will be one of many unavailable to face the Bantams, though the manager says it will be an experience side
The France international, who made the move from Montpellier to north London during the summer transfer window, has failed to recover from a knock sustained during the Gunners' victory over West Bromwich Albion,
The Bantams will be looking for their second Premier League scalp after beating Wigan in the previous round, and Wenger also confirmed the abscence of several other first team players, including Theo Walcott (calf), while Abou Diaby and Laurent Koscielny are both out with thigh injuries. However, the manager confirmed that he would be fielding an experienced team as they look to avoid a giant-killing.
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"We will have an experienced squad at Bradford. We have a good recovery time ahead of the game at Reading on Monday. So we can use the players we want to use.
"Theo is still out. Along with Diaby, Santos, Koscielny. Nico Yennaris has a back problem and Ignasi Miguel has a thigh problem. [Mannone] He is back in the squad."