Laurent Koscielny is set to be sidelined for six months, bringing a sad end to his international career as he had planned to retire after the finals in Russia.
Arsenal have won just three away league games all season and have now lost eight of their past 13 games in all competitions.
A year ago Arsenal lost their opening two Champions League group games before scraping through to the last 16 behind Bayern Munich, only to fall at that stage for the sixth year running
Laurent Koscielny was part of the France team that was playing Germany at the Stade de France at the time of the attacks and while he then faced England on Tuesday, Wenger acknowledged that the player's mind was elsewhere.
A first half goal from Olivier Giroud and second half efforts from Laurent Koscielny and Joel Campbell kept the second-placed Arsenal F.C. level on points with Manchester City F.C.
Chelsea F.C. striker Diego Costa has been charged for apparently swinging his arm at Laurent Koscielny during Saturday's game against Arsenal F.C.
The team Laurent Blanc picks for Tuesday's final warm-up game against Estonia is expected to closely resemble France's starting lineup for the European Championship match against England next week.
The League Cup has adopted a new moniker and will be known as the Capital One Cup starting the new season. A four-year sponsorship agreement has been signed on with the credit card company, Capital One.
Cardiff's Malaysian chairman Dato Chan Tien Ghee insists his club will use the pain of their League Cup final defeat against Liverpool as motivation to win promotion to the Premier League.
Liverpool's six-year trophy drought ended Sunday after beating Cardiff 3-2 in a penalty shootout when Reds captain Steven Gerrard's cousin, Anthony Gerrard, missed the final spot kick.
Jonny Evans is sure Manchester United can bounce back from their midweek League Cup embarrassment to keep their Premier League push on track at Aston Villa.
Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson apologised to United fans after his side were beaten 2-1 by Championship side Crystal Palace in the League Cup quarterfinals on Wednesday.
PAOK Thessaloniki scored twice in the first 13 minutes against Tottenham before defending with 10 men for almost two thirds of the match to clinch a place in the next round of the Europa League on Wednesday.
Manchester United was knocked out of the League Cup quarterfinals on Wednesday by Crystal Palace, the second-tier club scoring in extra time for a 2-1 victory and its first win at Old Trafford since 1989.
Kenny Dalglish paid tribute to Craig Bellamy for his contribution to Liverpool's 2-0 League Cup quarter-final triumph at Chelsea just 48 hours after the death of the forward's close friend Gary Speed.
Roberto Mancini has demanded an improvement from Samir Nasri following the France midfielder's lacklustre performance in Manchester City's 1-0 League Cup quarter-final win at Arsenal.
In the all-Premier League matchup, Argentina striker Sergio Aguero came off the bench to score an 83rd-minute winner in Manchester City's 1-0 victory over Arsenal at Emirates Stadium. Second-tier Cardiff beat Blackburn 2-0 in the other quarterfinal.
Fans of the six Premier League clubs still left in this season's English League Cup will find out just how much the tournament means to their respective sides in this week's quarter-finals.