Arsene Wenger has revealed that Arsenal are set to welcome back Kieran Gibbs to the squad against Paris Saint-Germain after the defender missed the game against Southampton. The manager is hopeful that he will have the entire squad to choose from for their opening Champions League fixture, having rested the likes of Granit Xhaka and Alexis Sanchez following their midweek exertions.
The Gunners managed to edge three points past the Saints owing to a controversial penalty during injury time, with Jose Fonte appearing to haul down Olivier Giroud in the penalty box, while Laurent Koscielny was lying on the pitch with a kick to his face. Santi Cazorla scored from the spot in what was his second goal in as many games to give the Gunners the win and keep them within catching distance at the top of the table.
Wenger revealed that he has to decide whether the new boys, Shkodran Mustafi and Lucas Perez, will feature against PSG, since neither of them have had much game time since the start of the season. The duo acquitted themselves well against the Saints, but will need more games under their belt to make a proper case for themselves in the starting XI.
On using the new boys against PSG, the manager told Arsenal's official website: "I have to decide that. We will see how everyone is tomorrow morning. For Tuesday, we might just have Gibbs coming back, who was not in the squad today. It's possible they are in the squad.
"I feel both are short [of fitness] a bit, they lack competition and their second half was much better than their first half. They were a bit surprised by the pace and the commitment of the Premier League [but] they will adapt to that. As well, they were a bit on their nerves in the first half. In the second it was much better."