Arsenal have confirmed that Rob Holding is fit to return to first team action having fully recovered from the ACL injury he sustained in November.
The centre-back started training with the ball earlier in the summer and has since featured for the club’s under-23s on a number of occasions.
While it seems unlikely that he’ll start against Watford at the weekend, he’ll now compete with Calum Chambers and Shkodran Mustafi to be back-up to current first choice duo Sokratis and David Luiz.
Arsenal’s latest medical bulletin also confirms that Hector Bellerin (knee), Kieran Tierney (groin) and Dinos Mavropanos (groin) are on the mend and hoping to resume first team training this month.
With players still returning from international duty, it’s likely that there could be a further update in the next couple of days.
Granit Xhaka revealed this week that he’s been struggling with an Achilles problem, Joe Willock withdrew from England under-21 duty with a calf problem and Lucas Torreira wasn’t in the Uruguay squad that faced the USA last night due to a muscular problem.