Arsenal fullback Takehiro Tomiyasu has returned to full training after recovering from a hamstring injury.
The Japanese international did not feature against West Ham on Boxing Day but there is some hope that he’ll be back in the squad to face Brighton this weekend.
Emile Smith Rowe is progressing well in his recovery from groin surgery and when he does return it will be like signing a new player the starlet has been missing so long.
The attacking midfielder is building up his fitness and he is taking part in training but the medical staff are being particularly patient and cautious with the youngster.
Everyone at the club is very keen to avoid any set backs and ensure the England international is available to the manager for the business end of the season.
However, it must be pointed out that he hasn’t played any competitive football since September, so he may not be ready to play against the Seagulls or Newcastle.
Reiss Nelson is expected to be sidelined for a number of weeks after sustaining a thigh problem in a friendly against Juventus earlier this month.
Gabriel Jesus, meanwhile, is on the comeback trail after undergoing surgery on medial ligament damage. The estimated recovery time is two to three months so a return at the start of March has been pencilled in.