Arsenal handed injury boost ahead of Slavia Prague clash

Arsenal will be going into the Europa League quarter-final clash against Slavia Prague on Thursday with major confidence after being boosted by the return of Emile Smith Rowe, Granit Xhaka, and Bukayo Saka.

The trio trained on Tuesday ahead of what could be a season-defining game for the Londoners.

The three of them played no part in the 3 nil loss to Liverpool in the Premier League at the Emirates on Saturday. Xhaka missed the game due to illness while Saka and Smith Rowe were nursing hamstring and hip issues respectively.

Mikel Arteta will be pleased with the return of the trio ahead of the first leg of the Europa League game against Slavia Prague at the Emirates on Thursday.

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However, whether the players will be involved or not will be decided when the Gunners train again late on Wednesday afternoon.

The Gunners will be without David Luiz as the center-back underwent surgery at the weekend to solve a knee issue.

The Brazilian’s rehabilitation will begin in the coming days and he is expected to miss action for a few weeks.

Kieran Tierney may also miss the game after sustaining an injury in the loss to Liverpool on Sunday.

He has been under careful examination by the club’s medical team, and there are fears that he will be out of action for a few weeks.