Arsenal are wrapping up their preparation for this weekend’s FA Cup quarter-final against Lincoln City.
Arsene Wenger’s men are under pressure to rescue their season after the recent slump which has seen them drop out of the top four of the Premier League.
Tuesday night’s embarrassing loss to Bayern Munich in the Champions League means the only competition Arsenal have realistic hopes of winning is now the FA Cup.
With Shkodran Mustafi not playing at his best in recent weeks, Per Mertesacker could finally be given an opportunity to resume his partnership with Laurent Koscielny on Saturday.
The 32-year-old, who recently returned from a long injury lay-off, was fully involved in Friday morning’s training session at London Colney.