Hector Bellerin and Kieran Tierney have handed Gunners a significant boost ahead of Sunday’s trip to Watford after the duo took part in full training on Thursday. While Rob Holding is set for selection having played for the U23 team in recent weeks to get back to game fitness.
Spanish defender Hector has been out of action since winter after he ruptured his knee ligaments in the 2-0 win over Chelsea. While Kieran is yet to make his Arsenal debut having joined from Celtic in the summer transfer window for a fee in the region of £25m.
Scottish defender has been hampered by both knee and groin injuries, while he also underwent a double hernia operation in May. Neither footballer are expected to be involved with the Hornets, though they could both get some game time at the end of this month. Nacho Monreal joined Real Sociedad, and Sead Kolasinac needs back-up.
The duo could play some part in the Carabao Cup tie with Nottingham Forest on September 24 as well as the Europa League clash against Standard Liege on October 3. Spanish coach could decide to rest Granit Xhaka on the weekend after it was revealed he has been playing with an Achilles injury since the start of the campaign.
And Lucas Torreira was a doubt to face Watford at Vicarage Road after he picked up a knock while on international duty against Uruguay. But a statement from the Gunners on Wednesday declared no footballer suffered setbacks while away with their countries over the past week.