Arsenal have no new injuries ahead of the match against West Ham United, but there are a few updates from last week’s report.
Arsenal posted their latest team news update on Friday morning, ahead of the Premier League home game against West Ham this weekend.
The big news is that David Luiz is back in full training and making good progress after his neck spasm. Arsenal were assessing him before the Fulham game, with initial fears he could spend a while on the sidelines.
Sokratis Papastathopoulos is the next most likely to recover soonest, aiming for a return to full training next week after he shakes off a right calf issue.
After that, Emile Smith Rowe is out of his protective sling and planning to rejoin training within the next two weeks. Pablo Mari is on a similar schedule, pushing for a training return by the end of the month.
Calum Chambers and Shkodran Mustafi are both running and taking part in light ball work, as they continue their respective recovers from an ACL injury and a serious hamstring tear. They’ll both return to full training in October.
That leaves Gabriel Martinelli, who is out until the latter stages of 2020. He’s back working at London Colney after some time away.
For the most part, this is good news. Chambers finally has a return date, whilst Mustafi, Mari and Martinelli are all still on track. Luiz is ahead of schedule, whilst Sokratis shouldn’t be out for too long.
Smith Rowe’s recovery timeframe was initially unclear, so a two-week absence isn’t terrible news either. There’s still a way to go for a fully-fit squad, but this is one small step in the right direction.