Arsenal have been boosted by three key players returning to full training following their injuries, Mirror reports.
Gunners midfielder Jack Wilshere, captain Mikel Arteta, and right-back Mathieu Debuchy are now close to rejoining Arsene Wenger’s first-team ahead of their clash against Liverpool after the international break.
Wilshere has been sidelined for fourth months following an ankle operation, while club skipper Arteta is recovering from a calf problem he picked up all the way back in November.
Debuchy has been unlucky during his first season at the Emirates, dislocating his shoulder in January after just returning from a long-term ankle injury.
However, the Frenchman is now close to full fitness, and will be in contention for next weekend’s clash when they host Liverpool.
Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain may also be fit to face the Reds while nursing a hamstring injury, with all the returning players set to boost Wenger’s chances of catching Manchester City in second as well as retaining the FA Cup.