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Arsenal receive big fitness boost for Bournemouth clash


Arsenal receive big fitness boost for Bournemouth clash

Sokratis back for Bournemouth clash

Arsenal have received a big fitness boost for the FA Cup fourth round tie against Bournemouth with Sokratis returning to first-team training following his illness.

The Greek has missed the past two games in all competition as a result of being sick but he has reported to regular training ahead of the Cup tie at the Vitality Stadium.

He is expected to replace the suspended David Luiz at the heart of the backline on Monday and he could be accompanied by either Rob Holding or Shkodran Mustafi.

Apart from Sokratis, there are no other fitness boosts for the upcoming Cup clash. Sead Kolasinac and Reiss Nelson are only expected to return from their respective injuries after the winter break.

Kieran Tierney won't feature for the club until mid-March due to his recovery after a dislocated shoulder. Calum Chambers, meanwhile, is out of action for the rest of the season after a knee ligament damage in the derby against Chelsea last month.