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(Photos) Alexis Sanchez all smiles at Arsenal training while double fitness boost likely

Arsenal put the finishing touches to their preparation for the north London derby on Saturday with the players appearing to enjoy their training session.

As seen in the image below, Alexis Sanchez was among those seen to be happy with life as he will hope to play an influential role for the hosts when they welcome their bitter rivals to the Emirates.

The Chilean international has eight goals and seven assists in 14 appearances in all competitions so far this season, and so he’ll likely be a key player for Arsene Wenger.

Elsewhere, it appears as though the Gunners could be handed some fitness boosts too with Hector Bellerin and Nacho Monreal pictured taking part in the session.

Both were absent in the win over Ludogorets in the Champions League in midweek due to injuries, but along with Theo Walcott who also returned to training this week, they are all likely to be available for selection as they look to continue to play pivotal roles in Arsenal’s strong start to the campaign.

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