The clock for our crunch tie against Manchester United is already ticking and there have been some assessment on some of our injured players.
Arsenal new boy Lucas Perez is reportedly on his way back to London from his former club Deportivo La Coruna, after he went there to step up his recovery from injury.
The Spaniard was poorly tackled in Arsenal’s EFL Cup game against Reading and he has been left out of Arsenal’s squad since last month.
Depor’s medical staff know the player well, and he’s an absolute hero at the club so will have been very welcome indeed.
Now, he’s on his way back.
Spanish newspaper Marca report in their Monday edition that Perez will be returning to London and Arsenal this afternoon. There’s no injury update, but previous articles whilst the forward has been in Spain suggested December will be when he makes his comeback.
There’s no suggestion Perez went back to Depor because he’s not yet settled in England, and the Spaniard made sure to praise manager Arsene Wenger: “He helps you become a better player and, although he seems serious, he’s a great person and a great coach. People respect and loves him very much.”
That’s got to go down well in Wenger’s office.