Mikel Arteta has provided the latest fitness news ahead of tomorrow night’s Premier League opener against Crystal Palace.
Although there haven’t been any serious problems, the Gunners have had a few injury worries during pre-season, and the manager expanded slightly on some of those at his first pre-game press conference.
The doubts have surrounded Kieran Tierney, who is still making his way back after knee surgery in April; Emile Smith Rowe who has a groin strain; new signing Fabio Vieira and his ankle; and right-back Takehiro Tomiyasu.
The Spaniard suggest three of the four could be involved tomorrow, assuming they come through today’s training session without any aggravation. However, he wouldn’t specify which three – although it’s believed Smith Rowe needs more time to recover from his problem than the others.
Beyond that, it appears Arsenal have no other issues to contend with ahead of what’s going to be a challenging night at Selhurst Park.