Giroud misses Arsenal’s match against Liverpool
Arsenal will be without Olivier Giroud for Friday night’s Premier League visit of Liverpool.
The striker was forced off in Tuesday’s Carabao Cup quarter-final win over West Ham with a hamstring injury and is likely to miss the majority of Arsenal’s festive fixtures.
Francis Coquelin also hobbled out of that game but could still be in contention, although Aaron Ramsey (hamstring) and long-term absentee Santi Cazorla (ankle) are out.
However, Wenger should be able to call on defender Shkodran Mustafi following a thigh injury.
Striker Daniel Sturridge (hamstring and illness) and defender Joel Matip (adductor) remain doubtful for Liverpool ahead of the Emirates Stadium clash.
Alberto Moreno is still sidelined by his ankle problem but Emre Can is available again after sitting out the 4-0 win at Bournemouth because of a suspension.
Adam Lallana is set to be involved again after coming off the bench at the Vitality Stadium for his second appearance of the season.