Report: Four injured Arsenal stars aim to face Liverpool, three already training

Olivier Giroud and Mathieu Debuchy

Arsenal are hoping for a huge injury boost ahead of their next Premier League match.

Arsenal are in line for a huge injury boost ahead of their upcoming match with Liverpool.

The Mirror report three long-term absentees are all back in training; Mikel Arteta, Jack Wilshere, and Mathieu Debuchy.

It's a huge boost for the Gunners, with Debuchy not having played since January, and neither Arteta or Wilshere since November.

The fourth player in question is Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, who the paper claim is also hoping to be fit for the clash. The Mail is more doubtful for his chances, suggesting the following week away at Burnley is a more realistic return date.

What this news means?

For Arsenal it is a massive boost. The game against Liverpool is a pivotal one in the top four race, with Brendan Rodgers' side under big pressure having lost at the weekend against Manchester United.

Even if the Gunner suffer misfortune with injuries for players on the international break as they have done in the past, having the trio, and possibly Oxlade-Chamberlain back, means any bad news will be offset, and they have fresh faces able to fill in.

Who should start?

Of the four players, Mathieu Debuchy is perhaps the most vital. While both Calum Chambers and Hector Bellerin have played well in recent weeks, the French international is Arsenal's most experienced right-back, and is best equipped to deal with Liverpool's attack.

Mikel Arteta has plenty of experience of facing the Reds, especially in high intensity games from his time at their rivals Everton, and he is more likely to feature than Wilshere.

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