London derby: Arsenal get Saka boost ahead of West Ham clash

Arsenal have confirmed that Bukayo Saka is fit to face West Ham, while Willian will face a late fitness test ahead of today’s Premier League London derby.

Saka sustained a hamstring injury during last Sunday’s north London derby win over Tottenham, and missed Thursday’s Europa League home defeat to Olympiacos as a precaution.

However, the England international is now ready to return to boost for Mikel Arteta, with the Gunners looking flat on Thursday.

As for Willian, the Brazilian missed the Olympiacos loss with a tight calf and will face a late fitness test ahead of Sunday’s trip to London Stadium – but the rest of the squad is available for Arteta.

A statement on Arsenal’s website read: “Bukayo Saka. Right hamstring. As a precaution, Bukayo was left out of squad to play Olympiacos on Thursday.

“During this week, Bukayo has responded well to treatment, has participated in training and is now available for selection.

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“Willian. Left calf. Willian missed Thursday’s match with Olympiacos due to a tight calf.

“Willian is recovering well, has participated in training and will be assessed ahead of Sunday’s match regarding his availability.”

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