Sokratis fit for Watford clash

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Arsenal’s medical team have confirmed that Sokratis is available for selection this week after recovering from a dead leg sustained in the win over Everton.

The Greece international had suffered the injury, which ruled him out of the Carabao Cup game with Brentford, in a collision with Theo Walcott.

Emile Smith Rowe, who made his first start on Wednesday, is a doubt for the weekend. The chances are he probably wouldn’t have featured anyway, but he’s suffered a knock to his hip.

Elsewhere, Dinos Mavropanos, Ainsley Maitland-Niles and Laurent Koscielny continue their rehabilitation from groin, fibula and Achilles injuries respectively.

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David C
David C

Play him with Rob Holding!

THEEEEO
THEEEEO

Nah, I’d prefer Torreira holding and Rob in defence 😉

Gudang Bedil
Gudang Bedil

What are you doing here Theo? Seeing if Sokratis okay?

Mpls
Mpls

Always has been a painfully nice chap.

Buteo
Buteo

Good news. Is it just me or do our injured players return earlier than they used to?

Ram
Ram

Play Mesut there.make that leech actually WORK for the bucks he is blackmailing off us currently.

Man Manny
Man Manny

Great news! #project24 is firmly on course.
3 points and a clean sheet, in that order, is all I ask for please.

Pedant
Pedant

Great news, we need him against a team above us in the league.

Mpls
Mpls

Start Socrates, Holding and Lichtsteiner (and Captain Nacho, of course). We need the mentality for Hamburglar Deeney.

Bob
Bob

His name is written in the headline of the article and you still call him Socrates?

Mpls
Mpls

autocorrect, my friend.

Tino
Tino

I am so glad we finally found Dinos!

santori
santori

Good news.

Sokratis and Mustafi are developing a good partnership.

I like the fact that Sokratis is not afraid to take people to task.

That said, Monreal has also had some faults. In general, if you want to find fault, you will find fault bc most defenders will slip up.

The problem is people are sheep and simply led. They have decided now Mustafi is the problem and focus on that one mistake he makes in a game.

Conversely they will elect to forget that Torreira also gives the ball away or Guendouzi gives up a free kick needlessly at edge of the box, or Sokratis was not tight enough to Walcott.

Bottomline is inconvenient truth,people simply want scape goats and let that influence their decisions. They have already decided what their answer would be.

santori
santori

…………………………….Laca………………………………….
Auba………………………Ozil……………………………..Mhki
………………Granit………………….Torreira…………………
Monreal……..Sokratis………….Mustafi………………Bellerin
……………………………Cech……………………………………

As decent as Holding was midweek, nothing he has done would deem to suggest he replaces Mustafi just as nothing Leno has done would recommend replacing Cech presently.

Personally I would like to see Iwobi involved at some stage.

Ramsey can come on for Ozil, Guendouzi for either Granit or Torreira.

The back line needs to keep its relationship. Emery looks like he has plenty of faith in Mustafi who does a lot of important blocks and tackles but largely they are ignored by people who are looking only for fault.