Emile Smith-Rowe and Gabriel Martinelli are lead Arsenal training on Thursday as Mikel Arteta’s men put through their paces at club training based ahead of crucial clash against Everton.
The Gunners players were back out on the grass at London Colney training base following their disappointing 1-1 draw with Fulham at the weekend, with the focus now turning towards Friday’s Premier League clash with Everton.
Mikel Arteta & co. will be aiming of getting back to winning ways when they lock horns with Everton, who ended their last outings against Spur with 2-2 draw.
Arsenal are just nine points off the top-four and winning against the Toffees, will boost their chance of qualifying for European football next season and bid their confident ahead of Europa League semi-finals first-leg tie against Villarreal.
And ahead of mouthwatering encounter with Everton, who sitting above the Gunners with just three points, Mikel Arteta & co. are handed an huge boost regarding the situation of Martin Odegaard injury problem.
The attacking midfielder, who missed Arsenal’s last four matches due to ankle issue, back to training and is expected to be in contention when Mikel Arteta’s side welcome Carlos Ancelotti’s Everton to Emirates on Friday night.
David Luiz, who sidelined with a knee injury that has seen him forced under the knife, also back in training with rest of Mikel Arteta’s squad and the Brazilian, who clocks 34 today is likely to be in contention against Villarreal on Thursday evening.
Attacking duo Emile Smith-Rowe and Bukayo Saka was also involved in first-team training while Gabriel Martinelli, who showed alot of energetic intelligent and handsomely in front of attacking line in Arsenal’s recent matches, took major part in Thursday’s training session.
Granit Xhaka, Mohamed Elneny, Dani Ceballos, Thomas Partey, Nicolas Pepe, Gabriel Magalheas, Hector Bellerin included Rob Holding appeared at London Colney training based on Thursday morning.
But there’s no signal of Alexandre Lacazette, Kieran Tierney and club skipper Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, as all still remains sidelined due to their respectively injuries problem.