Arsene Wenger was absent from his usual pre-match press conference on Thursday due to illness.
The Arsenal manager was replaced by assistant Steve Bould, who took questions from the media ahead of Sunday’s Premier League clash with Stoke.
Wenger was unable to fulfil his commitments due to losing his voice but is expected to be in place for the game.
Bould said Jack Wilshere is set to be available for Sunday’s match and that Alexandre Lacazette could also be involved.
“He needs as much match time as we can get him,” Bould said of striker Lacazette, who recently returned to training after injury.
Wilshere, meanwhile, missed England’s recent matches against Italy and the Netherlands after picking up a knee problem.
It led to reports that Arsenal were unhappy because they believed the midfielder was pushed too hard in training after linking up with the England squad.
But Bould said: “Jack had a bit of a knee problem, he has come back and is fine.
“As far as I’m aware there is no issue [with England].”