Injury boost: Arsenal defender fit to take on Watford

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Obviously it will be a big boost for Arsenal to have the centre-back available for their crunch North London Derby but he's going to be sorely missed over the coming weeks.

News regarding Wilshere's return to full fitness comes amid concern that defender Shkodran Mustafi could be braced for an extended spell away from the Arsenal first team after limping out of Germany's World Cup qualifying win over Azerbaijan.

Laurent Koscielny is set to return to action for Arsenal this weekend during their match against Watford despite only having limited first team training.

"I don't think he will be available before the next worldwide break". "But he trained on his own and the first signs are positive so we chose to give him a test tomorrow".

'Koscielny has a definite final test tomorrow but at the moment he is not available.

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Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger reveals that Skhodran Mustafi will be missing for up to six weeks with a thigh injury. "If he has no pain on his Achilles then he will play".

'I didn't expect him to play and Germany had already qualified.

"It's always hard. The player I expected to lose the least during the break was Mustafi, because first of all I was not sure if he would play and secondly Germany were already qualified so you didn't expect him to be out injured because the games would be less intense".

But Watford are yet to win any of their four home games in any competition this season, while Arsenal - 7/10 (1.70) to win the match outright - have won four on the spin ahead of their Saturday teatime trip to Vicarage Road, where they won 3-1 last season.

Wenger said: "Kolasinac is a minor problem, a hip problem".

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