Aaron Ramsdale has returned to first-team training, giving Arsenal a much-needed injury boost.
The Gunners’ No. 1 has been out with an injury recently, missing the win over Aston Villa before the international break. He sat out England’s victories over Switzerland and the Ivory Coast, and he is expected to miss his side’s match against Crystal Palace on Monday night.
Despite the fact that Ramsdale is close to returning to full fitness, Bernd Leno is expected to start the game at Selhurst Park. Earlier this week, Mikel Arteta stated: “Aaron is a skeptic. He’s still not feeling well. We don’t know what he’ll be able to do on Monday because he hasn’t trained yet.”
Arsenal will be hoping to maintain their fourth-place position and take advantage of their opponents’ mistakes. Arsenal were in command of their own destiny heading into the weekend, with Manchester United dropping points on Saturday. Leicester City hosted them at Old Trafford.
Following their match against Crystal Palace, Arteta’s team will face Brighton and Southampton. Following that, they have a difficult run of games ahead of them, including trips to Chelsea and West Ham, as well as a crucial match against United. They must also face Tottenham Hotspur on the road.
Arsenal has not competed in the Champions League since the 2016/17 season, but they could return to Europe’s top table this season. Arteta’s team was heavily criticized after losing their first three games of the season, but a comeback since then has the potential to silence the critics.