Aside from Alex Lacazette, Arsenal have a clean bill of health as they get ready to face Frankfurt in their opening Europa League game of the season.
The Frenchman has been told to rest the ankle he injured in pre-season until October but is expected to be back in action by the time Premier League action resumes post-Interlull against Sheffield United.
Elsewhere, the latest bulletin from the medical team confirms that full-backs Kieran Tierney and Hector Bellerin and centre-back Dinos Mavropanos are back in full training.
The Greek is slightly ahead of the other two having played 67 minutes for the under-23s in last week’s win over Leicester.
It is expected that Bellerin and Tierney will also get game time with the youngsters in Premier League 2 before being considered for first team action. That could mean inclusion in the squad to face Wolves on Friday night or a home game with Liverpool on 28 September. We look forward to seeing them both in action soon.
Arsenal face Frankfurt, beaten semi-finalists last year, at 5.55pm on Thursday. After Sunday’s disappointing draw at Watford, all eyes will be on Unai Emery’s team selection. Will he play a strong team or hand responsibility for this tricky game to the youngsters. We’ll see…