Arsenal have been handed a huge boost ahead of their showdown at Anfield this weekend as Laurent Koscielny returned to full training ahead of the game.

The defender has been out with a thigh problem, missing the game against Sutton United.

Had he not returned to fitness, we would have seen Gabriel pair up with Shkodran Mustafi. Let’s face it, that would have killed us all, especially if we consider what happened in Munich when Kos first picked up the injury.

Lolo was joined in full training by Aaron Ramsey who returned to training earlier this week after missing February with a calf problem.

Mesut Ozil is ill, as you probably know. He was sent home from training and is a major doubt. Suffering illness over Christmas as well, one wonders if the German has picked up that crazy cold bug that’s going around that just seems to keep returning, without ever fully going away. If he was still being affected by a virus it would explain why his form had been so poor in between illnesses.

This is, of course, all total speculation. As would anything that mentions him in a kebab shop earlier this week.

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