Arsenal issue injury updates on Rob Holding and Dani Ceballos ahead of West Ham game

Rob Holding
Rob Holding is nearing a return to fitness (Picture: Getty Images)

Rob Holding could return to action for Arsenal on Monday night against West Ham, but Dani Ceballos is still not ready to return from injury.

Holding has not played since the 2-0 defeat to Leicester on 9 November as he has been struggling with a knee problem.

However, the club have issued an update on the bruising to his left knee and the centre-back is now being assessed ahead of the clash with the Hammers, with the potential of him being involved.

The 24-year-old has only played in one Premier League games this season having missed months of action with an ACL injury which he picked up a year ago.

Interim manager Freddie Ljungberg will be delighted to have another option in the middle of defence with the likes of Sokratis and David Luiz struggling for form of late.

Ceballos has been out of action since the draw with Vitoria Guimaraes on 6 November with a hamstring tear and is not even back to full training yet.

The Spain international is expected to be back to training in mid-December and Arsenal will hope to have him available again by the end of the month.

The 23-year-old has made 11 Premier League appearances since arriving on loan from Real Madrid and will be desperate to return to action as he tries to win a place in Spain’s squad at Euro 2020.

Otherwise the Gunners have a clean bill of health with no other first team players out injured, however, they continue to struggle for results having gone nine games without a win in all competitions.

The pressure is on Ljungberg to pick up three points at the London Stadium on Monday night having sunk into the bottom half of the table.

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