Unai Emery has been boosted by the news that one of his key defenders – who has recently been on the sidelines – is set to be assessed ahead of the clash with Fulham in the Premier League.

Arsenal were in action against Liverpool on Saturday, only a couple of days after a 1-1 draw away to Brighton.

Despite taking an early lead, the Gunners ended up being thrashed 5-1 at Anfield in arguably their worst performance of the season so far.

Hector Bellerin is one of the key players who were not able to feature in the defeat to Liverpool due to injury.

The Spanish defender was sorely missed as his deputy Stephan Lichtsteiner was exposed by Jurgen Klopp’s side.

However, there is some good news for Emery ahead of the clash with Fulham on Tuesday.

The club’s medical staff has revealed an update, stating that Bellerin is actually in contention for a return and he will be assessed ahead of the match.

“Left calf. Being assessed ahead of Fulham (h) on Tuesday, January 1.” an official update from the club said

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