Arjen Robben has warned Arsenal he is in 'perfect condition' ahead of Bayern Munich's Champions League trip to the Emirates. Robben, 31, has not played since suffering a thigh injury while on international duty with Netherlands.
The former Chelsea and Real Madrid star returned to training last week but did not travel with the Bayern squad for their Bundesliga clash with Werder Bremen, prompting concerns he had suffered another setback.
Manager Pep Guardiola insisted the winger's absence was "not a problem" in his pre-match press conference and Robben himself has confirmed he is more than ready to make his return in north London on Tuesday night (20 October).
"I have not had a setback. I have just been left out as a precaution so that I can return to the team in perfect condition," Robben was quoted as saying by the Evening Standard. "I will be back in a few days."
Arsenal are yet to get off the mark in their Champions League campaign, losing their opening two games away to Dinamo Zagreb and at home to Olympiakos. Arsene Wenger's side now face back-to-back ties against the German champions, who are yet to concede a goal in Europe this season.
The Gunners will enter the game in good form, however, having scored 11 goals in their last three Premier League games and Wenger has suggested he will not be tempted to change his winning formula.
"Obviously there is no obvious reason to change completely the team," Wenger said after Saturday's 3-0 win over Watford. "Maybe one or two I do not know yet. We will have to see how everybody recovers.
"I could rest a little bit (Mesut) Ozil and Sanchez and we have of course to put pace into this game and play against a big team. We know we have proved ourselves in the Champions League and we want to make something special against Bayern Munich as it is the only way we can keep in the race (for qualification)."