Manchester City’s Kevin De Bruyne is expected to be fit for our game on Wednesday night after picking up a shoulder injury.
The 29-year-old Belgian picked up the problem against Aston Villa in the Carabao Cup final on Sunday and it looked, initially, like he could be facing a significant time on the sidelines like Arsenal’s Kieran Tierney and Sead Kolasinac who have also suffered shoulder injuries this season.
But, alas, he is not an Arsenal player so could even be fit to face Manchester United this Sunday.
City are keen to give him as much time to recover as possible ahead of their Champions League second leg tie against Real Madrid the week after their game against Arsenal.
With the Premier League title lost, barring the most hilarious collapse in the history of everything by Liverpool, and a Champions League ban looming, Pep Guardiola is believed to be prioritising that competition.
Arsenal, meanwhile, objected to the game being rescheduled with such little notice for fans but, as usual, no-one listened.