Arsenal’s medical team have confirmed that six players have returned to full first team training ahead of Saturday’s match with West Ham at the London Stadium.
Defenders Hector Bellerin (brazen fashion sense), Nacho Monreal (hamstring), Dinos Mavropanos (groin), Shkodran Mustafi (hamstring) and Laurent Koscielny (back) are all fit again and could get a recall.
Mesut Ozil, who has missed the last few games with a knee injury, has also recovered and could feature against the Hammers.
It means only Henrikh Mkhitaryan, Rob Holding and Danny Welbeck are still in the treatment room. The latter two will likely be sidelined for the rest of the season but the Armenian’s broken metatarsal is on the mend and he’s pencilled in for a return next month.
Given it’s Wednesday, it seems unlikely that any new faces, should they arrive in the next couple of days, will be involved.
All in all, positive news.