Having each completed 62 minutes for the under-23s on Friday night, could Hector Bellerin and Kieran Tierney now be in line to play against Nottingham Forest?
The two full-backs have made good progress in the respective comebacks, and Unai Emery confirmed the pair could feature in our Carabao Cup third-round clash.
"We are going to decide tomorrow but the first idea is if we can, they will have minutes on Tuesday," our head coach said on Sunday. "This is the first idea, but it depends on tomorrow for their feelings and the decision for the first XI because we played today and we are going to play on Tuesday.
"It's not normal [to play again within] two days and we need fresh players and we need different players.
"Holding for example, he will play on Tuesday and we are going to decide tomorrow with Hector and with Tierney [if] we will want to use them. I don't know if that's starting in the first XI or after from the bench, or if they are feeling well."
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