Arsenal's defensive stocks are set to be boosted even further with news that Andre Santos could soon be back in action.

The Brazilian left-back has been sidelined since early December with an ankle injury but suggests he could be back when the Gunners travel to Everton on Wednesday.

"I am very happy to be playing again because it has been a long time. I feel good and I hope to be able to play next week at Everton," he told the club's official website.

"I'm really pleased the team have been doing so well. The displays have been strong, the spirit is good and we have 10 games left so we must finish well.

"It has been a difficult time because my ankle was in pain and I didn't feel good, but now it feels good again and I'm very happy to be back."

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