Nacho Monreal’s injured right hamstring will keep him sidelined for at least two more weeks.
The Arsenal medical team’s latest bulletin says the Spaniard won’t take part in first-team training for a fortnight, which suggests he’s had a setback during the Interlull. Their last bulletin stated he was being assessed ahead of the game with Wolves on 11 November. He’s not played since we beat Fulham 5-1 in early October.
Sead Kolasinac is fit and will likely deputise at Bournemouth on Sunday.
Elsewhere, Stephan Lichtsteiner is still recovering from his hamstring injury, Laurent Koscielny is still working his way back to full fitness and Danny Welbeck is obviously out for the long-term.
It looks as though Dinos Mavropanos, who we’ve not seen this season, is also struggling to overcome his problematic groin. He’s now expected back in December having been pencilled in for a November return. Hmm. Not good for him.