Tomas Rosicky, Mesut Ozil, Laurent Koscielny, Nicklas Bendtner and Abou Diaby all joined first team training today as Arsenal prepare for tomorrow night’s game with West Ham United at the Emirates.
Earlier this morning Arsene Wenger revealed that Lukas Podolski, Nacho Monreal, Alex Oxlade-Chamberalin and Aaron Ramsey would require late fitness tests, although the latter pair have been pictured in training.
Prior to the FA Cup semi-final the boss had suggested Koscielny could return for tomorrow, while Ozil was a possibility for Sunday’s league game with Hull City. Questions still remain as to the availability of both, but with faitgue likely to be an issue for those who featured in the draining shootout win on Saturday it’s possible they could be drafted onto the bench.
The sight of Rosicky is also a welcome boost given the absence of Flamini who serves the second of his two-match ban for reaching the ten yellow card threshold.
As things stand the only two long-term absentees are Theo Walcott and Jack Wilshere.