Alexandre Lacazette was forced to undergo minor surgery on a knee injury in February which kept him sidelined throughout March, but the French worldwide made a successful return against Stoke City at the weekend.
Second-choice Ospina was told in the summer that he would start in Arsenal's Europa League games. "I have not decided if he will start or not yet, but he's available and ready to start".
Whether they'll be playing in front of a full stadium remains to be seen, though. It's just that Arsenal fans are disappointed that we don't go for anything strong in the Premier League. Arsenal lost the UEFA Cup final to Galatasaray in 2000, and fell short in the 2006 Champions League final against Barcelona.
So if we are to ever see the change in manager that a lot of us want, the board needs to realise that keeping Wenger is going to negatively affect the profits, which is why the recent spate of sparse attendances at home games may be doing the trick.
"We don't live in dreamland, we are in a quarter-final and we have to be very realistic and go step by step and give everything to go through in the quarter-final", Wenger said. Russian teams always have good technical level.
"I was there the other day and it's not good to see but with the prices that they pay, they've had to listen to excuses, they've watched players leave, they've watched really incompetent performances and they've still gone in their droves. Everybody knows that the defensive line with the Ignashevich brothers, they are more than 35 years old and of course they can help them to play better and be more compact in defence". The tie comes against the backdrop of heightened diplomatic tensions between the British government and the Kremlin over the poisoning of Russian spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter with a nerve agent in Salisbury last month. I have always hard games against Russian teams.
"The weight of the away goal in Europe is important so ideally you don't want to concede", Wenger explained.