Laurent Koscielny has been deemed fit to start for Arsenal against Paris Saint-Germain on Tuesday, having recovered from a kick to his face against Southampton. The defender had a swollen face after the fixture but should be fine to start alongside Shkodran Mustafi in the Gunners backline.

Goal reports that Ramsey also featured in training, albeit away from the first team, and is likely to make the squad against Hull City next weekend. The Welshman picked up a hamstring injury against Liverpool on the opening day of the season and has been sidelined since. He will not travel to Paris with the squad and will instead train at London Colney to expedite his recovery.

Koscielny's availability means that the Gunners do not have to bring in Rob Holding into the fray, with the 20-year-old having started in each of Arsenal's opening three games in the league. Per Mertesaker and Gabriel are both out with injury with the latter set to return before the end of the month, having already started light training with the club.

Koscielny scored a brilliant overhead kick to equalise against Southampton after the Saints went ahead owing to a fortuitous goal, where the ball bounced off Petr Cech and into the net. The Gunners won the game in injury time after Olivier Giroud was brought down by Jose Fonte in the box, leading to a penalty for the north London club. Arsene Wenger praised the defender for his performance and insisted that he is among the most important players in the Arsenal team.

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Laurent Koscielny scores via an overhead kick Getty

"It was his birthday today, and what I liked as well, he made that at 1-0 down," the manager told Arsenal's official website. "Not when you have scored three or four already and that shows he is a special character. We kept going, we were not maybe at our best on fluency and the speed of our movement. But we had the desire and the character and we kept going and gave absolutely everything."