Henrikh Mkhitarayan could make his comeback against Championship side Brentford in our Carabao Cup game on Wednesday night. Everyone’s favourite Armenian limped out of last weeks win over Vorskla and missed the win over Everton on Sunday.

Defender Sokratis came off against Everton and will also be assessed before the cup game, but the player is unlikely to be risked, Rob Holding more likely to be played in the game.

His fellow countryman, Dinos Mavropanos has picked up a groin injury though and the official website says that he’s expected to return to full training in a month.

In much better news forgotten man Sead Kolasinac is back in full training and he could feature, as is everyone’s favourite Corporal, Carl Jenkinson is also on the mend and back in full training according to an update from the club today.

They also claim that Ainsley Maitland-Hyphen-Niles and Laurent Koscielny are both well on their way to recovery so with this positive injury news and a few wins on the spin, things are looking up in what promises to be an exciting first season under new Manager Unai Emery in our very own bought and paid for ground which was ready on time and under budget.