Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur both received major injury boosts ahead of their crucial North London derby on Sunday.
Arsene Wenger has confirmed that striker Lucas Perez will be out for up to two months with an ankle injury. However, there was positive news regarding Olivier Giroud and Aaron Ramsey ahead of the Gunners' trip to Sunderland.
Lucas Perez has revealed that Arsene Wenger has assured him that the chances will come as long as he is patient.
Lucas Perez starts up-front for Arsenal as Arsene Wenger looks to build momentum with an away win against Nottingham Forest in the EFL Cup.
Arsenal's new signings Shkodran Mustafi and Lucas Perez are in line to make their debut against Southampton this Saturday. However, Arsene Wenger ruled out midfielder Aaron Ramsey and revealed that a late decision would be made regarding Alexis Sanchez.
Arsenal made two late signings to placate the fans who were demanding new faces in the squad, but have they done enough this summer to ensure that they can go one better than their second placed finish last season?
Arsenal have chased a number of strikers over the summer, with top names like Jamie Vardy, Mauro Icardi and Alexandre Lacazette strongly linked with the club. However, the Gunners are now on the verge of signing Deportivo de La Coruna's Lucas Perez.
Deportivo La Coruna have reportedly rejected Arsenal's £16.9m bid for their forward Lucas Perez due to the structure of the deal.