Ahead of the game, Mikel Artera has been speaking to the media at his pre-match press conference today and he’s provided a team news and injury update which included the latest on the fitness of Gabriel Jesus, Emile Smith Rowe and Reiss Nelson.
Jesus has been on the sidelines since suffering a knee ligament injury during the World Cup in early December.
We’ve seen footage this week of Jesus doing light training at London Colney and Arteta has confirmed the striker is doing ‘really well’.
After a brief return against Oxford in the FA Cup in early January, the attacker has been on the sidelines with a thigh injury recently.
However, Arteta has confirmed that Smith Rowe is back in light training and is edging closer to making his comeback – although this weekend’s clash with Brentford will come too soon.
The 23-year-old has also stepped-up his recovery on the training pitches recently but Nelson is unlikely to be available tomorrow.
Arsenal will also be without Mohamed Elneny against Brentford as the Egyptian international is facing a race against time to play again this season after undergoing surgery on a serious knee injury.
His return to fitness will be a major boost for Arsenal as it will give Arteta another top class option in the final third.