Ahead of the North London Derby against Tottenham Hotspur, Arsenal manager Unai Emery has provided an injury update on Rob Holding, Hector Bellerin and Kieran Tierney.
Arsenal splashed £25m to sign Tierney from Celtic this summer but the defender has been out of action since undergoing groin surgery. Holding has been out for nine months since damaging his cruciate ligament while Bellerin has been out for seven months with the same injury.
Speaking in a press conference ahead of the Spurs clash, Emery provided an injury update on the trio, "He's (Holding) training with us and playing with U23s. He's not 100 percent for Sunday with us. We are doing with him one way playing with U23s and training with us.
"We're testing his performance each day with us and the U23s. He's getting better. He can play one match but not with the intensity we want for Sunday for example.
Bellerin and Tierney
"We have to be calm but also be demanding with their recovery because we need them. The international break will give us two weeks to test them better than before. Now my focus with the players who can play Sunday and prepare with them.
"After the match we will stop with different players and test how they can be closer to the team to start playing with us."