Arsenal's Bukayo Saka gives England World Cup fitness boost

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Arsenal forward Bukayo Saka will be available for Thursday's Europa League match against FC Zurich, manager Mikel Arteta said, allaying fears of a spell on the sidelines after the 21-year-old was forced off against Nottingham Forest.

Saka was substituted in the first half of Sunday's 5-0 Premier League win over Forest, but Arteta played down doubts over the England international's chances of featuring in this month's World Cup.

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"Bukayo just missed one or two [training] sessions and he was fine today," Arteta told reporters on Wednesday, adding that he will be available for selection when Arsenal host Zurich in their final Europa League group game.

Left-back Oleksandr Zinchenko, who has not featured since Oct. 1 due to a calf problem, also returned to training while Mohamed Elneny continued his recovery from a hamstring injury and could make his first appearance since August.

"They are in different stages," Arteta added. "Mo had a long term injury but he has recovered in a really good way and he has been training with the team for a week or two now.

"[Zinchenko] is very recent and [did] just two training sessions."

Arsenal, who have qualified for the knockout stage, will secure top spot in Group A and an automatic place in the last 16 if they match PSV Eindhoven's result against Bodo/Glimt.

PSV inflicted a 2-0 defeat on Arsenal last week to guarantee a top-two finish and end the hosts' perfect Europa League start.

The group winners secure an automatic last-16 spot while the runners-up face one of the third-placed teams dropping down from the Champions League in a two-legged play-off tie in February.

Group A leaders Arsenal have 12 points from five games, two more than PSV in second. Zurich are bottom with three points.