Aaron Ramsey has handed Arsene Wenger a midfield boost by returning to full training ahead of Saturday’s trip to Anfield.
The Gunners lost Mohamed Elneny with an ankle injury during the 2-0 win over Sutton United in the FA Cup, with the Egyptian set to miss the next couple of games at least.
With Santi Cazorla ruled out for the season, the Welsh international gives the manager another midfield option which may come in particularly handy if stories about Mesut Ozil are confirmed.
It has been reported that the German was sent home from training this morning after feeling ill, perhaps precautionary as not to risk any other players being affected.
Arseblog News has sought confirmation of this from the club but as yet that has not been forthcoming.
The German had been given time off in the lead-up to the Liverpool game to help him get his head right after suffering a slump in form since the turn of the year.
The Arsenal manager will have to decide whether or not starting Ramsey after an absence is too much of a risk, but if Ozil is absent, packing the midfield may well be an option as we look to take three important Premier League points against the nefarious Mugsmashers.