Bukayo Saka and Gabriel Magalhaes should be fit to face Everton this weekend, though Arsenal will still be missing three others through injury.
Recent reports suggested Bukayo Saka was benched for England’s second game of the international break with an ongoing Achilles concern, which has been troubling him throughout 2023.
But Mikel Arteta played down talk of a serious concern in Saka’s case on Friday, saying: “He’s fine, he trained normally today. There’s nothing to report.
“Every player has pains or issues. But [there is] nothing to worry about.”
Jurrien Timber will certainly be out as he continues his recovery from injury, and Thomas Partey will also be missing.
“He’s still a few weeks away. It’s a muscle injury and he’s progressing well,” Arteta said of Partey.
As for Mohamed Elneny, the player reportedly told Football.London after the clash with Manchester United that he’ll be “back soon”, but there are no further updates on his situation.
The midfielder has been back in training for a while after his extended knee injury absence, but he’s yet to feature in a matchday squad.
There had also been some concern about Gabriel Magalhaes early on in the international break, with the defender coming off a little early on his debut for Brazil.
But Gabriel went on to play 90 minutes in Brazil’s next game, and Arteta has suggested all of the internationals came back from their time away with a clean bill of health.
“They’re all good, they came back well. They all trained today so they’re in a good place.”