Mikel Arteta has confirmed that Emile Smith Rowe will be available for Sunday’s clash with Leicester at Emirates Stadium.
The England international missed the 3-2 win over Watford following a positive Covid-19 diagnosis but has now recovered.
“Emile looks like he’s going to be available,” Arteta said on Friday afternoon.
“He went through Covid, he’s feeling good now, he’s had a couple of training sessions.
“Hopefully, he can get the rhythm, the consistency and stay out of missing games because he’s a really important player for us and we need him.”
The only player likely to miss out is Takehiro Tomiyasu who continues to be nursed back to health having picked up a second calf issue this year.
“Tomiyasu, we’re still assessing him,” said Arteta. “We’re taking some time to try to protect him and get him in the best [shape] in the safest possible way so he can help the team as quick as possible.”
Despite sharing a picture on social media of a gruesome set of stud marks on his ankle – caused by a Thomas Partey tackle in training – Alex Lacazette is also fine for the weekend.