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Arsenal receive double injury boost ahead of Slavia Prague clash

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The Gunners’ fitness concerns have slightly been eased now as two players have been declared fit for the trip to the Czech Republic.

Bukayo Saka and Emile Smith Rowe are available for Arsenal’s Europa League match against Slavia Prague.

Saka started against Sheffield United on Sunday but was forced off in the second half after suffering what appeared to be a thigh injury.

Smith Rowe, meanwhile, sat out the 3-0 Sheffield win, having sprained his ankle during the 1-1 draw with Arsenal’s upcoming opponents in the Europa League quarter-finals first-leg.

Both the players, who have been bright sparks in a rather dull season for the Gunners, have now returned to full fitness.

A statement on the club’s official website on Saka read: “Bukayo is in full training and available for selection.”

On Smith Rowe: “Emile has recovered from a sprain to his left ankle sustained during the first leg against Slavia Prague last Thursday. Emile is now back in full training and available for selection.”

Arsenal, however, still have a few concerns as Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Martin Odegaard remain doubts. Aubameyang missed the trip to Bramall Lane due to an illness while Odegaard returned from national duty with an ankle issue.