Arsenal will continue their preparation for Saturday's Premier League clash with Brentford this week by welcoming back their international stars.
As always, the Gunners had a number of players to represent their countries in the final international break of 2023. Mikel Arteta's men face a hectic period over the Christmas period meaning a fully fit squad is required.
The north Londoners were without a number of players due to injury before the break, although the medical room at London Colney could see two players return. Captain Martin Odegaard and Gabriel Jesus are in line to feature on Saturday having endured contrasting international breaks.
Odegaard withdrew from Norway duty to continue his recovery from concussion and a hip injury. football.london understands that he was put through his paces last week and continues to be assessed.
In Jesus' case, football.london understands that the Brazilian is expected to be fit for the trip to Brentford. Jesus was called-up to the Brazil squad and is reportedly set to feature in their World Cup qualifier against Argentina.
"I talked to Gabriel and he didn't come here without planning," Brazil head coach Diniz said. "He said he's feeling good, he's already doing certain things and when I spoke to him we had two more weeks, 10 days at least till the first game [against Colombia] and 15 days 'til the second one [against Argentina].
"He is in good condition, we are doing things with great care. As soon as he arrived we made a new MRI we [are] treating him very carefully."
Elsewhere, Ben White could be a doubt after picking up a knock before the international break. He missed the win over Burnley and Arteta confirmed that the club doctors are looking at him.
Takehiro Tomiyasu and Jorginho both picked up minor issues against the Clarets, though they have both been in action for their nations. Tomiyasu started, and played 76 minutes, in Japan's 5-0 away win over Syria while Jorginho started both of Italy's Euro 2024 qualifiers against North Macedonia and Ukraine.
Thomas Partey and Emile Smith Rowe are both also expected to miss out against Brentford. Finally, Jurrien Timber will still remain on the sidelines for an extended period after his brutal knee injury just 47 minutes into his Arsenal debut on the opening weekend of the season.
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