By Arsenal correspondent Tony Hughes

Arsene Wenger has hinted that Danny Welbeck might not start Arsenal’s Premier League clash against Swansea on Wednesday.

The striker is expected to be in the squad that faces the Premier League strugglers at Emirates Stadium on Sunday.

Welbeck has played in the last four matches for Arsenal since his return from a knee injury that sidelined him for 10 months, scoring a dramatic winner against Leicester and then the Gunners’ opening goal in Sunday’s 3-2 defeat to Manchester United.

But Wenger hinted that Welbeck might be rested on Wednesday night as he gave a team news update at his media briefing on Tuesday.

“I will have to be cautious with him going into the Swansea game.”

In other Arsenal team news, Wenger has confirmed that Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain will not need surgery on the knee injury he sustained in the Champions League defeat to Barcelona last week but admitted the midfielder will face a lengthy spell on the sidelines.

“He will be out for six to eight weeks but he won’t need surgery,” said the manager. “We feared he would need surgery when we saw the scan but in the end it is good news.”