Aaron Ramsey and Alexis Sanchez are set to return for Arsenal this weekend when the team face Vikings in their penultimate pre-season friendly of the season.

The news will come as welcome relief for a side that has lost Per Mertesacker for the rest of the calendar year, saw Jack Wilshere miss out against Chivas because of a knee injury and is having to be cautious with Santi Cazorla and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain as they return from their own knee problems.

The duo were given extended time off because of their participation in the Copa America and Euros respectively and the news finally puts pay to the rumour that Sanchez would miss the game against Liverpool because of the ankle injury he picked up in the Copa America final.

Unless he picks up another problem between now and 14th August it looks very likely that both he and Rambo will face Jurgen Klopp’s men

Not all of [the international players will be back],” Wenger told Arsenal Player. “But Ramsey will be involved, Sanchez will be involved [against Vikings].

“The latest players coming back will not be involved, that’s Ozil, Giroud and Koscielny, they are the last ones and I don’t think they will be involved on the tour on Thursday, but all the others will.”