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Great news as Brazilian defender Gabriel Paulista confirm he is close to returning to action for the Gunners after being sidelined due to a hamstring injury.
Speaking to the Evening Standard: “I’m almost 100 per cent recovered. I’ve already started to do the strengthening work.
“I went to Brazil briefly to try and recover, and also to be close to my family as well. Now I’m back and working with the help of Arsenal’s medical team to come back.
“I’m very happy with the training sessions at the end of last week and hope to continue with this work to be able to be at the manager’s disposal soon.
“I had been playing well for four or five consecutive games, being praised by everyone, so this injury took me by surprise. It made me sad, that’s why I returned to Brazil.
“But now I want to recover as quickly as possible to be able to play with the team as soon as I can.”