Laurent Koscielny has give Arsenal a huge boost by returning to training ahead of Sunday’s north London derby against Tottenham at White Hart Lane.
The France international picked up a knee injury in the midweek win over Leicester to leave him doubtful for Sunday’s crucial game.
Speaking on Friday Arsene Wenger says Koscielny had a “60%” chance of playing but he has now been pictured during a training session on Saturday, via Standard Sport.
Whether he will be fit enough to start the game remains to be seen but it is certainly a positive sign for Arsenal who will definitely be without Shkodran Mustafi.
Wenger has admitted he could continue with three at the back against Spurs while also praising Rob Holding for his recent performances.
“Rob Holding is a promising defender, with a great future for England,” he told Sky Sports. “He’s intelligent, and very shrewd to analyse after the game.
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“You make him analyse, and I always feel that a common trait with all the great players I have met in my life is that if you ask them how they played, they tell you accurately what happened, with the mistakes they made too.
“I would say there is a potential that he could be one of those gems, I will follow his career for the future, because I think he will be an England international.”
Having Koscielny fit and available for Sunday’s game would be a huge boost for Arsenal as they aim to make it four wins in a row.