Hector Bellerin’s tight hamstring means he’ll be assessed by medical staff ahead of Thursday night’s Premier League clash with Brighton, but it’s understood he’s optimistic about making it in time for Freddie Ljungberg’s first home game in charge.
Following the 2-2 draw with Norwich on Sunday, Arsenal are badly in need of a confidence boosting win when they host the Seagulls, looking to do better than in the same fixture last season.
A 1-1 draw was perhaps the most disappointing result of that dreadful end of season run, and had we won it we’d have been playing Champions League football and things would probably have felt and turned out a bit differently.
Dani Ceballos is the only other injury absentee, as he struggles with a serious hamstring strain which leaves him still a few weeks from full fitness and a return to action.
Freddie will have to take some of the lessons from the Norwich game, and hopefully we can use home advantage to take three points.