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The Arsenal boss also rubbished reports that Per Mertesacker had made a swift return to training meaning Sebastien Squillaci is likely to feature in defence at Molineux

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has revealed he will be without Kieran Gibbs and Gervinho for Wednesday’s Premier League clash with Wolves at Molineux.

The Ivorian forward was ruled out of Sunday’s 1-0 victory over Manchester City, whilst the young left-back was forced to leave the field due to injury during that game.

With Laurent Koscielny suspended and Per Mertesacker a long-term injury concern, Wenger could be set to hand Sebastien Squillaci a starting berth.

Speaking to the club’s official website, the French manager said: “Gibbs is out with a fatigue of his groin, so Santos is back.

“Koscielny is of course suspended for two games and Gervinho is ruled out with an ankle problem. Squillaci and Park come in. The squad is quite easy to pick because all the players available are in.

“Gibbs is short-term, it is more fatigue than an injury. Santos comes straight back.

“[Gervinho] is short-term as well. He had a test today which was not completely satisfying but he is not far.”

Reports had emerged earlier on Tuesday that Mertesacker had made a swift return to training, yet Wenger insisted this was not the case.

He added: “No, no, no, he is still in Germany for his rehab and he is starting his running but he is not back in training. He is fine though.”

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