Diafra Sakho looks to be on his way to Arsenal this evening as he takes the first steps on his comeback since undergoing surgery on his back injury.
All the training ground vibe suggests that the player has won his “let me play ” battle and will be included in Slaven Bilic’s squad of 19 for the game at the Emirates.
Heavy hints have been dropped all week the player could feature with the manager saying he could be included and it will now come as a shock if he isn’t involved.
Arthur Masuaku is also set to feature in the left back role with Aaron Cresswell ruled out with captain mark Noble returning to midfield.
Andre Ayew and Sofiane Feghouli look set to be rested in the reshaped team from the weekend.
Likely line-up: Randolph; Byram, Fonte, Collins, Masuaku; Snodgrass, Noble, Kouyate, Lanzini, Carroll, Antonio
Best thing we can do tonight is concentrate on goal difference! But I don’t know how with Fonte and Ginge against Sanchez! Sloble in midfield it’s gonna be a long night.