Arsenal’s worries over left-back have been eased with the news that both Sead Kolasinac and Bukayo Saka are fit and available for Sunday’s Premier League clash with Newcastle at the Emirates.
The Bosnia international has been sidelined since the 1-1 draw with Crystal Palace on January 11th, while Saka came off at half-time during our last game against Burnley, requiring Granit Xhaka to play as a full-back for the second half.
Mikel Arteta has also been boosted by the return to fitness of Reiss Nelson who has been absent with a hamstring strain.
New loan signing Pablo Mari is still working on his fitness, but could be available for Thursday’s trip to face Olympiacos in the Europa League, while Cedric Soares is recovering from a knee ligament injury.
Kieran Tierney is continuing his rehabilitation from shoulder surgery, and is expected to be back in full training next month.
Leaving aside long-term absentee Calum Chambers, it means the Arsenal boss has a strong squad to choose from for the visit of the Magpies.
And we’d all know how evil Magpies are, so let’s hope we can take three points.