Mikel Arteta has confirmed that Takehiro Tomiyasu is in contention for tomorrow’s match with Brentford after a month on the sidelines with a calf problem.
Facing the media on Friday, the manager revealed that the Japan international has been in full training over the last few days.
“We are all good,” he said. “The doubt was Tomiyasu which has not been perfect but he’s trained the last few days so he’s in contention and we can use him. That’s really positive.
“The rest are good. We know that Gabi is out with the red card that he picked up at Wolves. The rest of the players are ok.”
Tomiyasu has been struggling with a persistent calf problem since December and missed four out of five games in the build-up to his last appearance against Liverpool in the Carabao Cup semi-final second leg on 20 January.
In further good news, Arteta also said that Bernd Leno is available having recovered from Covid-19: “He’s fine, he’s recovered well and trained the last few days so he will be available.”