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Djourou, Song, Szczesny all back as Vermaelen returns to full training

Arsene Wenger has been given a major boost ahead of Sunday’s game against Liverpool, with the news that Johan Djourou, Alex Song and Wojciech Szczesny are all fit for the crucial Premier League tie.

Both Djourou (shoulder) and Szczesny (finger) had fitness tests in Thursday’s training session, while Cameroonian midfielder Song was a doubt with a troublesome knee problem.

However, Gunners boss Wenger revealed at his pre-match press conference that all three will be available for Sunday’s match at Emirates Stadium.

Centre back Thomas Vermaelen also emerged unscathed from his first day back in training since January and Wenger is increasingly hopeful he can return before the end of the season saying that there is a ‘good chance’ he will be involved.

The Belgium international made a huge impact during his first season at Emirates Stadium and has been sorely missed during a campaign in which Arsenal have frequently looked frail at the back.

Bacary Sagna and Tomas Rosicky are both doubts for Sunday’s tie.

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