Gunners attacker, Reiss Nelson is potentially set to make a comeback for Sunday’s final Premier League match against Wolverhampton Wanderers at the Emirates Stadium.
The 23-year-old, whose existing deal expires this summer, was absent from last week’s crucial 1-0 defeat to Steve Cooper’s forest due to illness as the North Londoners title hopes faded away.
However, the England international is expected to recover from his illness in time for what could be his last outing for the club he grew up with. On the other hand, Leandro Trossard and Bukayo Saka are doubtful due to undisclosed issues.
Several players remain sidelined with injuries, including Takehiro Tomiyasu, Mohamed Elneny, Oleksandr Zinchenko, William Saliba, and Gabriel Martinelli With second place secured, manager Mikel Arteta could give some minutes to some players who haven’t been involved heavily for the North Londoners this campaign.
If Saka is unable to play, Nelson could be in contention for a starting berth, along with Emile Smith Rowe on the left side of the attack instead of Trossard.
Gabriel Jesus is likely to spearhead the front line unless Eddie Nketiah earns a recall. Martin Odegaard is expected to captain the team for the final time this campaign.
Despite ongoing speculation of a move to German side, Bayer Leverkusen, Granit Xhaka is expected to be a guaranteed starter, while Jorginho might be picked over Thomas Partey to complete the midfield trident.
Following the unsuccessful experiment with full-backs in the previous match, Arteta is likely to reintroduce Kieran Tierney to the defense, while Jakub Kiwior, Gabriel Magalhaes, Ben White, and Aaron Ramsdale are set to regain their spots in the team.