Arsenal have confirmed that Hector Bellerin will be available for Saturday’s FA Cup final against Chelsea after being rested as a precaution at the weekend.
The Spaniard sat out the Gunners’ 3-2 win over Watford on the final day of the Premier League season with tightness in his right calf.
Having asked Ainsley Maitland-Niles rather than Cedric to deputise at right wing-back it looked like the boss might be giving the 22-year-old more valuable minutes in the position ahead of a potentially big selection decision.
As things stand, we fully expect Hector to reclaim his place at Wembley.
Aside from Bernd Leno, who is resuming full training this week and could make the bench, Arsenal’s other injury issues are all long-term.
Yesterday, it was confirmed that Shkodran Mustafi will not resume training until October after undergoing surgery on his hamstring. The German is joined on the sidelines by Pablo Mari, Gabriel Martinelli and Calum Chambers.