Nacho Monreal took part in first team training this afternoon leading to suggestions he could be part of Arsenal’s squad to face Manchester United tomorrow evening.
The Spain international has been suffering from a hamstring problem and hasn’t been seen in action since we beat Fulham 5-1 at Craven Cottage in early October.
11 days ago, Arsenal’s medical team ruled the left-back out of action for a further two weeks.
Given the busy schedule, we can only hope that Nacho has finally overcome the worst of his fitness issues and can provide support to Sead Kolasinac who, in his absence, has produced both very good and slightly dodgy performances.
Unai Emery knows he’ll have to slightly rejig his starting lineup at Old Trafford with Granit Xhaka suspended. It could mean a start for Matteo Guendouzi alongside Lucas Torreira.
After their impressive cameos off the bench against Sp*rs, both Aaron Ramsey and Alex Lacazette will also be hoping to pile the misery on Jose Mourinho’s underperforming Red Devils.