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Arsenal latest: Including duo fitness boost and Corchia enquiry

News and gossip from the past 24 hours at The Emirates.

Good news on the injury front after it was confirmed today that Theo Walcott and Jack Wilshere are both likely to return to the first team this weekend against Norwich City. Wilshere has recovered faster than expected from ankle trouble and is expected to feature for the first time since the North London derby meanwhile Walcott will return for the first time since a hip injury suffered on international duty.

Unfortunate news relating to Tomas Rosicky after his match winning double against West Brom last week. He has tweaked a hamstring and may have to sit out the fixture with The Canaries.

The Mirror carries the story that David Dein believes Arsene Wenger will spend big this summer. The former Gunners vice-chairman believes he knows Wenger well enough to recognise that the Frenchman will be looking to majorly strengthen the squad as they chase elusive silverware.

It has been revealed by Goal.com that Arsenal have made an inquiry into the services of Sochaux full-back Sebastien Corchia. The French under-21 captain is one of the countries most sought after talents and with his current side struggling in Ligue 1 Arsenal see him as a perfect replacement for Bacary Sagna should his compatriot leave The Emirates. The quoted price is around £4.5 million.

Arsenal are ready to go after Alexsandar Dragovic once again. The Austrian international was linked with the club back in the summer of 2012 but a deal never materialise. After another exceptional season with FC Basel in Switzerland he has attracted the interest of other clubs such as AC Milan and Zenit St Petersburg.

Arsenal will face Urawa Red Diamonds in a friendly this summer. The game will take place at the Saitama Stadium on July 26th and will be the culmination of their Asian tour.

On the site we have taken a look at the 17-year-old Rwandan youngster Alfred Mugabo-Martin after Jack Wilshere praised the teenager’s talents on Twitter while we also had a look at the reigniting of the Twitter war between Piers Morgan and ex-Gunner Samir Nasri.

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