Arsenal provide positive update on David Luiz’s fitness ahead of Molde clash

Luiz went off injured against Leicester
Luiz went off injured against Leicester (Picture: Getty Images)

Arsenal have confirmed David Luiz is fit to play in Thursday night’s Europa League clash against Molde after recovering from a thigh injury.

The Brazilian was forced off the pitch in the 1-0 loss to Leicester City on October 25 and subsequently missed the victories against Dundalk and Manchester United.

Mikel Arteta initially feared that Luiz would be out for ‘a few weeks’, but the club have stated that he is now back in first team training and available for selection.

The Brazilian has been a key figure under Arteta
The Brazilian has been a key figure under Arteta (Picture: Getty Images)

In terms of the longer-term absentees, Pablo Mari’s return to full training has been pushed back until after the November international break.

But Calum Chambers, who ruptured his anterior cruciate ligament last December, is progressing towards full match fitness.

19-year-old Gabriel Martinelli is back integrating in group sessions, however, he remains unlikely to feature until 2021.

The Gunners will go into their match against Molde full of confidence after beating rivals United at Old Trafford in the league for the first time in 14 years on Sunday.

Arteta’s side have the chance to make it three wins from three in Europe this season after previous victories against Rapid Vienna and Dundalk.

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