Nicolas Pepe is available for selection for tomorrow’s Premier League clash with Man City.
The Ivorian suffered a bruised knee from a nasty challenge by West Ham’s Aaron Creswell on Monday, but despite fears he could miss out, he’ll be in the squad.
However, that’s about the extent of the good news. Hector Bellerin hasn’t recovered from the hamstring strain which kept him out of the win over the Hammers at the last minute, while it was confirmed that Kieran Tierney will miss three months after surgery on a dislocated shoulder.
Granit Xhaka is absent due to a concussion sustained late in the 3-1 win at the London Stadium, while Dani Ceballos and Rob Holding are also out with hamstring and knee strains respectively.
Although we got back to winning ways this week, this remains a very difficult encounter against a City side going through a tough period of their own. They’ll be out to keep in touch with Liverpool as they try to defend their title.
The game also has the added spice of Mikel Arteta – heavily linked with the job – returning as Pep Guardiola’s number two.