Arsenal's injury list is set to be eased slightly, with Takehiro Tomiyasu's absence not thought to be serious.
There had been some hope that the 25-year-old could return to the Arsenal squad for their Premier League clash with West Ham after spending the last five weeks away with Japan at the Asian Cup. Upon returning from the tournament in Qatar early last week though, Tomiyasu was found to be struggling with a small calf niggle.
Tomiyasu has been dogged by calf problems for much of his time in north London, and missed most of December with his latest setback. Understandably Arsenal were keen to err on the side of caution and elected not to include him in the matchday squad for their 6-0 victory at the London Stadium on Sunday. The problem is not thought to be serious though, and there is hope that he could be back in time for their trip to Burnley this coming weekend.
It is less clear if Oleksandr Zinchenko will make the journey, however. The Ukrainian international has been struggling with calf problems of his own since the New Year and was also forced to miss the win over West Ham.
Gabriel Jesus is also a doubt for the Burnley clash as things stand. The Brazilian has been dealing with knee problems since Arsenal's 5-0 win over Crystal Palace last month and despite playing and scoring in the subsequent fixture against Nottingham Forest, he has missed both games since.
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Emile Smith Rowe is another who is being assessed ahead of the trip to Burnley after sustaining an ankle injury in training. It is not thought that his absence will be long term however.
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