Arsenal have no new injury issues heading into tomorrow night’s Europa League clash with FC Vorskla, but both Sead Kolasinac and Ainsley Maitland-Niles appear to be ahead of schedule when it comes to their recovery.
The Bosnian is out with damaged knee ligaments, while the versatile Englishman has a small fracture in his tibia. In the latest update from the medical team on the official website, the two look as if they could be back a little sooner than expected.
On Kolasinac they say, “Left knee injury. Progressing well and now expected to return to full training in early October (initially aiming to return during the month of October).”
And on Maitland-Niles, “Small fracture to left fibula. Progressing well and now expected to return to full training in early October (initially aiming to return to training in November).”
The only other senior players out of action are captain Laurent Koscielny who is still making his way back from a ruptured Achilles tendon, and Carl Jenkinson who has a badly sprained
Unai Emery is set to meet the press today, so we should get a better idea of how much he’s planning to rotate his team when we face the Ukrainian side at the Emirates tomorrow evening.
Updates here later.