Arsenal manager Unai Emery currently has no new injury worries heading into the derby against Tottenham next Sunday. There are five players on the treatment table with only one likely to return to the squad this weekend.
There has been a lot of speculation about Mesut Ozil’s absence from the squad for the defeat to Liverpool, but Emery had stated last week that the German international isn’t fully match fit and may need more training before returning to the fold.
With a full week under his belt, the midfielder is likely to make the bench at least for the clash against Spurs, even if he doesn’t start the game at the Emirates.
Kieran Tierney is still in rehabilitation with a groin problem, and he is predicted to make his comeback at the beginning of October, along with Konstantinos Mavropanos who has a similar issue.
Hector Bellerin is stepping up his comeback from an ACL injury, but his recovery will take longer than Rob Holding, who played the full 90 minutes for the Gunners Under 23s on Friday night.
The centre-back is now expected to make an appearance for the Under 21s when they play Northampton Town in the EFL Trophy this evening.