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Arsenal team news ahead of Fulham game – Odegaard, Jesus, Trossard and more

An injury update ahead of Arsenal’s game against Fulham this weekend.

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Arsenal have won their last four games in the Premier League and are looking to make it five in a row when they travel to Craven Cottage on Sunday afternoon…

Here’s a look at the players who are available and who are doubts for Mikel Arteta ahead of the fixture this weekend…

Gabriel Jesus

Arsenal’s main striker has not featured for the Gunners since the win at Wolves in November, after picking up a knee injury during the World Cup with Brazil.

However the Brazilian has now returned to full training as he continues to build up his first fitness ahead of a return to action, which is expected to happen before the international break.

According to reports, Mikel Arteta was close to including Jesus in the squad that travelled to Portugal in the week to face Sporting, however the Arsenal boss resisted the urge in the end.

Gabriel Jesus trained again on Friday at London Colney & with Eddie Nketiah & Leandro Trossard still out, Mikel Arteta could name his number nine in the matchday squad for the first time this year.

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Martin Odegaard

Arsenal’s captain missed the Europa League draw at Sporting on Thursday due to illness. The playmaker did travel with the squad to Portugal, but was deemed unable to feature after feeling unwell ahead of the game.

Arsenal are confident Odegaard will recover in time to face Fulham on Sunday.

The training photos will be out tonight so we’ll be able to see if Martin Odegaard was back in training ahead of tomorrow’s game.

Kieran Tierney

Like Odegaard, Tierney also missed the draw at Sporting Lisbon due to sickness, however he didn’t travel to Portugal. The left back remained in England, however he should be available for the trip to Craven Cottage this weekend.

Leandro Trossard

Arsenal’s new signing picked up a groin injury during the victory against Bournemouth last week. It’s not expected to be a serious one for the Belgian, however he’s not expected to be involved at Craven Cottage this weekend.

Trossard might have to wait until the Europa League second leg against Sporting to make his return.

Eddie Nketiah

Eddie Nketiah didn’t travel to Sporting for the game on Thursday, as he failed a late fitness test ahead of the game.

Like Trossard, Eddie’s injury isn’t expected to be a serious one, however it’s unlikely he’ll make the game at Craven Cottage this weekend.

With Eddie Nketiah & Leandro Trossard both expected not to make the squad, it could mean we see Gabriel Martinelli through the middle again & hopefully Gabriel Jesus on the bench…

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