Unai Emery was handed a boost ahead of Sunday’s Premier League encounter with Fulham as club record signing Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang was deemed available again for selection again.
The £55m striker missed the 3-0 win over Qarabag in the Europa League due to illness, but he should come straight back into the team for the game at Craven Cottage.
Whether he starts on the left, or up front in his more natural position, remains to be seen, but the form of Alexandre Lacazette gives the Arsenal boss some thinking to do in that regard.
Aaron Ramsey is also available having asked to be left out of the European encounter due to his wife’s pregnancy.
Emery is hoping to make it 9 wins from 9 in all competitions, and said that the midweek exertions would not be used as an excuse for a poor performance.
“For us it’s not a problem to play on Thursday and then on Sunday because we want to play a lot of matches and a lot of competitions,” he said.
“Fulham is a very big challenge for us, first because it’s away and second because each match in the Premier League is very, very difficult.”