GOOD MORNING ARSENAL FANS
Thomas Partey and Gabriel could return as Arsenal bid to move into the top half of the Premier League tonight with a fourth straight win.
Midfielder Partey missed a month with a thigh problem while defender Gabriel is back from isolation for coronavirus.
But Brazilian Gabriel Martinelli is still out after injuring himself in the warm-up to Saturday’s 2-0 FA Cup win over Newcastle.
And fellow striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has admitted his own morale is suffering due to his poor form.
The Gunners’ skipper, who has managed just three Prem goals this term, told Sky Sports: “I have struggled a lot since the start of the season and sometimes it’s difficult to be as positive as you can be.
“I try to be a cool and calm leader in the dressing room but maybe there are times when you are not in the right mood.
“My performances until now have not been the best but I still think I can turn this around and that is what I am trying to do with the team.”
Meanwhile, Arsenal frontman Folarin Balogun is interesting at least 15 clubs for when his contract expires next summer, reports say.
The England Under-20 star, 19, wants more game-time as talks over a new Gunners contract stall.
Finally, Valencia, Lazio, Torino and Fiorentina are all said to be keen on Arsenal midfielder Lucas Torreira, who so far has played just seven LaLiga games on loan for Atletico Madrid.