Having suffered a serious injury in the opening game of the season, there’s good news for Ainsley Maitland-Niles who has returned to full training.
The midfielder, who was playing at left-back against Man City, broke a bone in his left fibula following a clash with Kyle Walker and has been sidelined since.
The timing has been unfortunate, as he’s missed two Europa League ties and a Carabao Cup game in which he would reasonably have been expected to feature in, but he’ll be in Unai Emery’s thoughts as the fixtures pile up when we return after the Interlull.
Both Danny Welbeck and Petr Cech will undergo further assessment for their hamstring injuries before we play Leicester on Monday week.
Defenders Konstantinos Mavropanos and Laurent Koscielny are still some way from full fitness and consideration for action.
Mesut Ozil is also in full training after a back spasm ruled him out of the 5-1 win over Fulham. Let’s hope he didn’t spend too long streaming Fortnite on Twitch last night.
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