Unai Emery says Kieran Tierney is “ready to play” in the Premier League for the first time this season ahead of Arsenal’s crucial Monday Night Football clash with Sheffield United.
The Scottish left-back has been getting used to life at The Emirates after having signed for the Gunners from Celtic in the summer transfer window.
He’s been recovering from a hernia operation earlier this year, but could take his place at left-back ahead of Sead Kolasinac.
striker Alexandre Lacazette faces a fitness test on the ankle problem that has ruled him out since the start of September.
As for the hosts, Sheffield United manager Chris Wilder will give John Fleck, Oli McBurnie and David McGoldrick every opportunity to prove their fitness.
Emery has left Mesut Ozil out of his matchday squad for the previous two games, but the boss recently insisted that the door is always open for the German to return to the fold.
The Gunners could return to 3rd in the Premier League with victory at Bramall Lane.
Despite an inconsistent start, the Gunners have lost just once so far this season, while they have also enjoyed success in the Carabao Cup and Europa League.