Arteta, Debuchy, Wilshere and Diaby feature in friendly


Arsenal have received an injury boost for the final stages of the season as some first team regulars, and one very irregular, featured in a behind closed doors friendly against Brentford.

The Gunners ran out 4-0 winners with Jack Wilshere opening the scoring in the 7th minute. The midfielder hasn’t played since a Paddy McNair tackle left him with ankle ligament damage last November.

He was joined by Mikel Arteta (last appearance: Nov 26th), Mathieu Debuchy (out since January 11th) and Abou Diaby who was last seen in first team action in September when he lasted 67 minutes of the Capital One Cup defeat to Southampton.

Arteta, Wilshere and Diaby played 45 minutes while Debuchy was given an hour. It remains to be seen if any of them will be in contention for this Saturday’s game against Liverpool at the Emirates, but heading into the final few weeks of the season (it really has flown by), the more players we have fit and available the better.

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