The Arsenal medical team latest update on the fitness of Unai Emery’s squad reveals that the club are still assessing the ankle injury sustained by Sokratis while on international duty.
The Greek defender was forced off at half time of his country’s 2-0 defeat to Finland earlier this week. That the extent of the problem is still unclear suggests he could well be a doubt for Monday’s clash with Leicester at the Emirates.
Given we’re still without Laurent Koscielny (expected to return in November) means it’s likely that Rob Holding and Mustafi could form our centre-back pairing.
Elsewhere, it’s positive news. Danny Welbeck, who sat out England’s win over Spain, and Mesut Ozil, who missed the 5-1 thrashing of Fulham, have recovered from hamstring and back niggles. Petr Cech is also being assessed. Ainsley Maitland-Niles, out of action since August, is also available for selection.
It sounds as though he may well be on the mend, although you’d imagine Emery will probably stick with Bernd Leno after a couple of decent performances.