So Impressive: Watch How Saka, Tierney & rest of Mikel Arteta’s squad prepared for Benfica clash


Bukayo Saka and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang are leaded Arsenal training as Mikel Arteta’s men put through their paces at the club’s London Colney training based on Tuesday morning.

The Gunners were back out on the grass at club’s training based following their Sunday’s 4-2 against Leeds United, with the focus now turning towards Thursday’s Europa League knockout clash with Benfica at Rome’s Stadio Olimpico stadium.

Mikel Arteta’s & co. head into this game on the back of a resounding 4-2 win over Leeds United in the Premier League, during which skipper Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang scored his first Premier League hat-trick for the club on his return to the starting lineup.

The north London club were the only team to progress from the group stage with a perfect tally of six wins from six matches, and the Europa League could represent their best chance of returning to the Champions League given their mid-table standing in the English top-flight.

And ahead mouthwatering encounters with Benfica, who sitting 4th position in the Primeira Liga table with 38 points, Mikel Arteta & co. received an huge boost with the return of Kieran Tierney, who took major part during Tuesday’s training session.

The left-back, who established himself as one of the instrumental to how Mikel Arteta’s team played this season, made returned to Arsenal training after missing the last six games due to ‘leg strain’ problem.

The Scot has not played since mid-January having suffered a strain to his lower leg and missed out as Mikel Arteta’s side eliminated at of the FA Cup by Southampton while they also test defeat at Wolves and Aston Villa.

However, as Mikel Arteta and his squad begin preparations for their Europa League knockout against Benfica this week, Tierney has handed the north London club an huge boost with returning to training.

But Thomas Partey, still remain sidelined and is not involved in first-team training at club training based on Tuesday morning.

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang included Alexandre Lacazette and Granit Xhaka was also took major part while likes of teenager attackers Bukayo Saka and Gabriel Martinelli showed commitment.

David Luiz and Bernd Leno are involved too, and both available for selection after the pair started in Gunners 4-2 triumphs over the Whites.

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Source: Sportarena