Arsene Wenger provides fitness update on three star players

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has guaranteed Wojciech Szczesny a return to his starting XI for Monday night's massive FA Cup quarter-final against Manchester United, if he can pass a fitness test later today. Szczesny wasn't even well enough to make the bench for Wednesday's 2-1 win over Queens Park Rangers at Loftus Road, after falling ill earlier this week. The Polish goalkeeper will replace David Ospina as long as he comes through training unscathed today, with Nacho Monreal also being monitored closely with a view to featuring at Old Trafford. The Gunners boss also confirmed that January signing Gabriel Paulista will be out of action for 2-3 weeks, after limping out of the midweek encounter in west London.