Mesut Ozil’s absence from training today was put down to the German feeling ‘under the weather’, but he is expected to be back in training ahead of the Liverpool game on Saturday.
Obviously illness is a difficult thing to predict, but at the moment it’s not something that has definitely ruled him out of the trip to Anfield this weekend, although the debilitating effect of being poorly may enter Arsene Wenger’s thinking when he comes to selecting his side.
Aaron Ramsey has returned to first team training, but there was no sign of Hector Bellerin in today’s training pictures, leading to speculation about his involvement.
He has been troubled by an persistent ankle problem, but it might also just have been the case that he didn’t get his picture taken. It would be a big blow if he were to miss the game however.
Brazilian Gabriel is the most likely contender to fill in if Bellerin doesn’t make it.