It looks as if Tomas Rosicky, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Kieran Gibbs will be available for tomorrow’s FA Cup semi-final against Wigan tomorrow.
Despite being cast as ‘doubts’ by Arsene Wenger at his press conference yesterday, pictures today showed all three players warming up and taking an active part in training today.
It would be a big boost going into the tomorrow’s game, especially without the injured Mesut Ozil, Jack Wilshere, Laurent Koscielny and Theo Walcott.
Meanwhile, Lukas Podolski says the Gunners have to give 110% to win the cup.
“It is the biggest cup in the world and a big tradition. The Premier League title is the best one in England but I think when you have a chance to win the FA Cup, you have to give 110 per cent to win.
“We have the chance now and we have to fight for this. Everyone thinks Wigan are a small team or that Arsenal will win the game easily.
“They will concentrate and focus on this game — it’s one of the biggest games for the club, for Wigan in the last years so it won’t be easy.
“But I think we are strong enough, playing in London so it’s nearly a home game for us. I think it will be a great atmosphere and it will be my first match there.
“If we play with spirit and fight and play our game, then they have no chance to win against us.”
We’re not really sure that kind of brashness is appropriate given the way we’ve been playing recently. We can see what he means, but perhaps some things are best left unsaid.