Wenger says Sanchez, Ozil could be sold in January

Wenger says Sanchez, Ozil could be sold in January

Wenger will also decide late on whether or not to field Alexis Sanchez, who will in midweek worldwide action too, while Shkodran Mustafi has already been ruled out, and question marks remain over the fitness of Saed Kolasniac and Laurent Koscielny.

'Of course, we would be happy to keep them, but I think it is important not to talk about the contracts, ' Kolasinac told the Evening Standard.

Ozil has recovered from his knee injury and is expected to feature at Vicarage Road on Saturday.

'In Chile it's Sanchez. Also throw in to the mix that Mertesacker is in his final year of football before retiring at the end of the season, so it would be very demanding both physically and mentally on the German to play all three of these upcoming games.

Centre-back Shkodran Mustafi also endured a miserable global break, the Germany worldwide suffering a thigh injury against Azerbaijan that will sideline him for four to six weeks.

Striker Danny Welbeck is back in contention after a groin injury, while left-back Sead Kolasinac faces a late fitness test on a hip complaint.

Koscielny has not yet featured in the Europa League this campaign, but he just might well need to if Wenger decides to include him in the squad that travels to Serbia on Thursday. He trained on his own and the first signs are positive, so we made a decision to give him a test tomorrow.

"I will have to speak to him", said the Arsenal manager, whose side are fifth in the table after a good recent run of results.

"I haven't seen everybody, because some players are coming back today and some are in tomorrow [Friday], like Alexis", the 67-year-old said.

Chile needed a single point to at least secure a place in the play-off places, while the only way they could fail to make the top five would be for them to lose, Argentina to win, and for Colombia and Peru to settle for a draw against each other, and excruciatingly all those circumstances came true. "I don't see Jack being fully fit and not going to the World Cup".