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Arsenal and Mikel Arteta handed massive triple injury boost ahead of Slavia Prague clash

Mikel Arteta, Manager of Arsenal with the ball during the Premier League match between Burnley and Arsenal at Turf Moor on March 06, 2021 in Burnley, England. Sporting stadiums around the UK remain under strict restrictions due to the Coronavirus Pandemic as Government social distancing laws prohibit fans inside venues resulting in games being played behind closed doors. (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)

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Arsenal have been handed a boost ahead of Thursday’s Europa League quarter-final first-leg game against Slavia Prague. Bukayo Saka, Emile Smith Rowe, and Granit Xhaka have all taken part in a full training session at London Colney.

The trio missed Saturday’s 3-0 Premier League defeat against Liverpool through injury and illness respectively and manager Mikel Arteta wasn’t sure if any would be available for the Europa League clash.

“I don’t know,” Arteta said when asked if the trio were in contention to return against the Czech Republic outfit. “Today I cannot answer to that because I don’t know.”

A six-minute ‘Inside Training’ video has been uploaded to the club’s official website and Saka, Smith Rowe, and Xhaka are all involved which would suggest they’ll be in contention to face Slavia Prague.

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