Arsenal’s defensive injury crisis may have eased somewhat with the return of Hector Bellerin and Sead Kolasinac at the weekend, however, we’re still short on defenders.
Ahead of Thursday’s clash with Sporting Lisbon, the medical team have confirmed that both Nacho Monreal and Sokratis continue to be assessed. The Spaniard and Greek are struggling with hamstring and ankle problems respectively.
Assuming Hector and Sead stay fit, you’d imagine both will sit out this week’s games – we’re also playing Wolves on Sunday – and will make their returns after the Interlull.
Dinos Mavropanos, Laurent Koscielny and Mohamed Elneny are all still working their way back to fitness.