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Arsenal injury news: Huge boost as key man trains ahead of Barcelona clash (video)

Laurent Koscielny has handed Arsenal a massive fitness boost by training ahead of tomorrow’s daunting Champions League visit to Barcelona.

The influential centre-back has missed Arsenal’s last four matches with a calf problem, but trained with his teammates as normal on Tuesday.

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Sky Sports report that the Frenchman will be fit for the last-16 second leg at the Camp Nou, where the Gunners will try to overturn a 2-0 deficit.

It is a mountainous task for Arsene Wenger’s charges, but the return of Koscielny will improve their chances, even if they remain very improbable.

The weaknesses of the Per Mertesacker and Gabriel Paulista partnership were exposed as Arsenal were dumped out of the FA Cup by Watford on Sunday.

Aaron Ramsey, Petr Cech, Santi Cazorla, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, Tomas Rosicky and Jack Wilshere are all still unavailable, according to Sky Sports.

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