'Will be fine': Two injured Arsenal players are back in training, fit to face Leeds - journalist
Bukayo Saka is back in training for Arsenal ahead of their clash with Leeds, along with teammate Takehiro Tomiyasu, according to journalist Charles Watts.
Watts said on YouTube that he expects both players to feature in the clash with the Whites and he also gave an update on Ben White.
White has a hamstring injury which kept him out of last weekend’s 2-1 win over West Ham, in which his replacement Rob Holding scored the opening goal.
Watts said White is also around the London Colney training ground but is more doubtful to play in a game which comes after Tottenham have gone to Liverpool, looking for a big result in the top four chase.
Bukayo Saka is back in training
“From what I understand – I was speaking to someone close to things yesterday – all three injury doubts [Tomiyasu, White and Saka] are in and around London Colney at the moment,” he said.
“Ben White isn’t away having any treatment or anything like that. Ben White is there and he’s on the ground. I believe Tomiyasu and Saka have been training.
“I’m not 100% sure on Ben White. Those two will be fine, Ben White is the only major doubt. We’ll see what Mikel says at the press conference.
“Barring any injuries we don’t know about, Arsenal are looking strong. There’s slight talk Partey might be available this season but I highly doubt it.”
White has drawn widespread praise for his debut season at the Emirates Stadium but if Holding replicates his West Ham display, Arsenal will hope to have enough to keep Leeds quiet.
There is little point risking White’s hamstring injury if it is not yet full recovered, especially with the north London derby to come next Thursday.
Tomiyasu and Saka seem to have smaller knocks and it would be a surprise if one or the other of them did not play down the Arsenal right.
The Gunners could have a huge opportunity to pull clear of Spurs, with Liverpool firm favourites to beat them at Anfield on Saturday lunchtime and keep their title bid rolling along.