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Luiz, Mari, Martinelli: Latest Arsenal injury news and return dates ahead of Molde clash

After ending their 14-year wait for an away win at Old Trafford against Manchester United on Sunday, Arsenal will be going in search of a third successive win when they take on Molde in the Europa League on Thursday evening.

The Gunners, who sealed all three points at Old Trafford thanks to a second half penalty from Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, will welcome the Norwegian club to the Emirates Stadium aiming to make it three wins out of three in Group B, following victories over both Rapid Wien and Irish outfit Dundalk.

A victory over Molde, who will arrive in north London having also already got the better of Rapid Wien and Dundalk in their first two group stage outings, would see Arsenal open up a three-point gap at the top of the group at the halfway stage, meaning there is plenty riding on the clash under the lights at the Emirates Stadium.

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But whilst Arsenal chief Mikel Arteta will be keen to see his side record another victory, he will no doubt already have one eye on Sunday’s meeting with Aston Villa in the Premier League.

With the fixtures coming thick and fast, Arteta will be hoping to have as many players available to him as possible, with the fixture schedule showing no sign of becoming any easier.

With that in mind, here is a round-up of the very latest Gunners injury news and the all important expected return dates for those currently camped inside the treatment room.

David Luiz

Brazilian centre-back Luiz has been declared fit and available by Arteta for the clash with Molde, offering a boost to the Gunners’ defensive line.

The former Chelsea man missed the clashes with both Dundalk and Manchester United because of a thigh injury he suffered in the 1-0 defeat to Leicester City last month.

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