Arsenal have provided a fitness update on three first-team players ahead of tonight’s Premier League clash against Bournemouth at the Emirates Stadium.
The north London side jumped to fourth in the league standings last weekend after they picked a 2-0 triumph over Southampton.
However, the team did endure fitness concerns with Alex Iwobi and Stephan Lichtsteiner being substituted during the game with a knock and a back problem respectively.
Ahead of the Bournemouth clash, a report on the club’s official website has revealed that the duo are still nursing minor injuries and their involvement may be determined by a late fitness test.
Elsewhere, the Capital side have received a boost in the defensive front with Ainsley Maitland-Niles recovering from the illness which kept him out of the matchday squad against Southampton.
In the injury absence of Hector Bellerin, Maitland-Niles and Lichtsteiner have been regularly utilised on the right side of the defence, and the latter should stand the chance of retaining the spot against Bournemouth with Lichtsteiner doubtful with a back concern.
Arsenal are currently holding a one-point advantage over Manchester United for the fourth position and there lies no room for error, considering the recent form displayed by Ole’s team.
After the Cherries clash, the Gunners are scheduled to face Tottenham Hotspur and Manchester United in successive league matches.
These matches may define their top four prospects, but in between those, they have a crucial Europa League round of 16 away leg against Rennes to contend with.
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