Morning, Arsenal fans
Leandro Trossard is a huge doubt for tonight’s Europa League last-16 first leg at Sporting Lisbon.
But fellow Gunners’ frontman Gabriel Jesus is in full training after being out since the World Cup.
Trossard and Eddie Nketiah sat out yesterday’s practice session.
But another absentee, left-back Kieran Tierney, is just thought to have been feeling unwell.
It comes as Tierney is again being linked to Newcastle.
This time, however, it’s been stressed the Scot has voiced no complaints about largely playing second fiddle to Arsenal’s outstanding summer buy Oleksandr Zinchenko.
But the most exciting news around the Emirates concerns Jesus, with reports the Brazilian is not holding back in training following his recovery from knee surgery.
Arteta said: “I don’t want to give a timeline but he’s doing certain things with the team, certain things outside the team. He’s not very close but he is not far at all.
“He’s feeling better every day and the doctors are confident with the way the injury is evolving and we are in a good place with him I think.”
Transfer wise, the Gunners are regarded as rivals to Manchester United and Chelsea for Napoli winger Hirving Lozano.
And Marco Asensio’s contract talks with Real Madrid are said to have stalled, sparking more talk of renewed interest from Arsenal in the summer.