Wenger is now uncertain about what path he will take in regards to keeping his players sharp between Saturday’s trip to Wigan and the December 29 home clash with Newcastle United.
"Ideally I would have loved to play," Wenger said.
"However, the authorities decided to cancel the game, so we have to accept it and play that game at another moment of the season.
"We will practice on Boxing Day for sure, but Christmas Day? I have not decided yet."