As Sportsmail revealed last week, Jack Wilshere, Mikel Arteta and Mathieu Debuchy are all likely to be available after injury and along with Abou Diaby — who made his latest return to action — played in the Under 21s’ 4-0 win over Brentford yesterday.
Wilshere, who scored the opener, played 45 minutes as he stepped up his return from an ankle injury that has prevented him from playing since November.
Right back Debuchy, who hasn’t played since January after dislocating a shoulder, completed 60 minutes. Arteta, who has been out since November with calf and ankle problems, played the first 45 minutes.
Diaby, who has endured another injury-plagued season, also played 45 minutes.
The quartet could now be available for the visit of Brendan Rodgers’ side this weekend.
Danny Welbeck, though, remains a doubt after picking up a knee injury during England’s win over Lithuania on Friday night.
Meanwhile, Arsenal are awaiting clarification on Petr Cech’s future before moving for the Chelsea goalkeeper.
The Czech Republic international is set to leave Stamford Bridge this summer, with the club now prepared to part with the keeper — but only for £10million or above.
Given Arsenal and Chelsea’s rivalry, a move to the Emirates Stadium for Cech would be hard to broker.
But the Gunners want to ensure they have a realistic chance of landing Cech before launching a move, with Chelsea likely to be reluctant to sell to a direct rival. – Daily Mail
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