According to a report from Goal, Arsenal trio Hector Bellerin, Rob Holding and Kieran Tierney are in contention to make their first Premier League appearances of the season on Monday.
The defensive trio have spent the early stages of the season making their way back from injury. They have all started games in the Europa League, and featured in the Carabao Cup this season.
But they went into the international break still awaiting the chance to make their league bow for this campaign. However, Goal has suggested that they could come into Unai Emery’s thinking for Monday’s trip to Bramall Lane to face Sheffield United.
According to Goal, the three players all featured for the Gunners in a training ground friendly with Reading last week. And with the three players seemingly coming through the game unscathed, they are all in contention to face the Blades.
It would be a big boost for Arsenal to have the three men back. Bellerin may only be 24, but he is already one of the most experienced members of the squad having made over 180 appearances for the Gunners in all competitions.
Meanwhile, Holding looks to have the potential to quickly establish himself as a stalwart at the heart of Arsenal’s defence.
It would be no surprise if most Arsenal fans were most excited about Tierney. The left-back has been one of the most impressive players on the pitch in the two games that he has played.
Not only has he been solid defensively, but he has also shown that he is a fantastic crosser of the ball. And Arsenal fans should probably not be surprised if he takes little time to become Emery’s first-choice in that position once he is playing regularly.