This was confirmed on Arsenal’s verified Twitter handle.
According to the club, Wenger did not turn up for Thursday’s pre-match press conference as he was reported ill.
Wenger’s assistant Steve Bould stepped in to carryout the press conference.
“The boss is ill this morning, so it’s Steve Bould covering for him,” the club wrote on their Twitter handle.
Arsenal are currently sixth on 48 points in the Premier League table.