Arsenal manager Unai Emery has revealed that both Hector Bellerin and Kieran Tierney are expected for feature for the development squad against Wolverhampton Wanderers in Friday’s Premier League 2 clash.
The duo have played no role for the Gunners since the beginning of the season due to the rehabilitation after their respective injuries, but it appears that they are not far off from making a first-team comeback.
Shortly after the 3-0 Europa League win over Eintracht Frankfurt, Emery confirmed that the pair are ready for action on the field and they are scheduled to take part in the Under 23s game at Wolves tomorrow.
Both Tierney and Bellerin have been out of action for a lengthy period of time and the Premier League 2 game should offer them with the chance to improve on his match sharpness.
As per Football.London, the League Cup third round clash against Nottingham Forest could witness the first-team comeback of the duo and it remains to be seen whether Emery is prepared to take the risk with the full-backs after just one game with the development squad.
The north London giant ended a three-match winless streak on Thursday night as they secured a 3-0 away triumph over Eintracht Frankfurt in the opening game of the Europa League group stage.
Bukayo Saka was the standout performer on the night with two assists alongside his maiden professional goal and that should enhance his prospects of earning a Premier League start.
Emery’s side are scheduled to host Aston Villa in the top-flight on Sunday. The Spanish tactician will be hoping for a better league performance from the Watford game where the defence was at shambles during the second half of the 2-2 draw.
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