Arsenal news: Latest team update ahead of Portsmouth tie

Arsenal news: Latest team update ahead of Portsmouth tie

Arsenal have no fresh injuries ahead of their FA Cup tie against Portsmouth on Monday night. 

The Gunners will head to Fratton Park hoping to bounce back from their shock defeat to Olympiacos in the Europa League on Thursday night. 

They have been boosted by the return of Kieran Tierney, who has been out with a shoulder injury he picked against West Ham in December. 

He has been training with the first team and will be assessed ahead of the match. 

It's good music to Mikel Arteta's ears, as only three first-team players are currently out. 

Calum Chambers

The defender is a long-term absentee following a knee injury he sustained against Chelsea on December 29.

He successfully underwent surgery and is expected to be back in time for the start of next season.

Sead Kolasinac

The defender returned to action after a couple of weeks' absence, but once again strained his right shoulder during the 3-2 win over Everton on February 23rd.

He is expected to be back by the end of March.

Cedric Soares

The January arrival is yet to feature for the gunners due to a knee injury he picked while in action for his former side Southampton.

He has however made good progress in his journey to recovery and will be in full training next week.