Arsenal have confirmed that Granit Xhaka is the only first team squad member unavailable for selection for tonight’s match with Crystal Palace at the Emirates.
The Swiss midfielder continues his recovery from a knee ligament injury picked up in the north London derby and is, according to the medical team, aiming to be in full training in early January 2022.
On Thursday, Mikel Arteta suggested that Gabriel Martinelli had picked up a small injury and might not be fit for today. He was subsequently pictured in training over the weekend and appears to be fine.
Arsenal play four games in the next 12 days with Villa and Leeds (in the Carabao Cup) visiting the Emirates before a tough trip to Leicester.