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Arsenal welcome three players back to training

Emile Smith-Rowe
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Ahead of their Premier League encounter with Leicester on Saturday, Arsenal have welcomed back three players to training.

Emile Smith-Rowe, Fabio Vieira, and Takehiro Tomiyasu have returned to training for Arsenal.

The trio missed last week’s 2-0 opening day win over Crystal Palace in the Premier League. Mikel Arteta revealed before the match that the three players, without giving away any names, would train. The manager, however, only selected Kieran Tierney, who was also a doubt, for a spot on the bench.

But all the three players – Smith-Rowe, Vieira, and Tomiyasu – have been pictured in training this week. If the trio can become available, Arsenal will have a clean bill of health for this weekend.

Smith-Rowe has been recovering from a groin injury, while Vieira has had foot and ankle problems since his summer arrival from Porto. The Portuguese midfielder is yet to debut for Arteta’s side.

While Tomiyasu, a frequent tenant of the treatment room last term, played 45 minutes in the U-21 side’s 3-1 win over Manchester United at the weekend.

Arsenal will play their first home match of the Premier League season on Saturday against Leicester City.