Good news. Hector Bellerin’s calf problem may not be too serious after all.
The Spaniard, who sat out last night’s Carabao Cup game with Sp*rs, has been spotted in training ahead of Saturday’s game with Burnley…via a picture on the boss’ Twitter feed.
Our roving right-back was forced off at half time of last weekend’s defeat to Southampton leading Unai Emery to predict he could miss a couple of weeks.
We’ll wait for the medical team to give their usual pre-game fitness bulletin, but we’re assuming he must be in with a chance of playing against the Clarets.
We were all disappointed after the game. Today we just keep together and focused on celebrating Christmas the best way with all our @Arsenal family. Starting from now at Colney and from Saturday at the Emirates. Come on you Reds! pic.twitter.com/zjHadQQFK2
— Unai Emery (@UnaiEmery_) December 20, 2018
— AFCPressWatch (@AFCPressWatch2) December 20, 2018
Shkodran Mustafi also seems to have returned to training which means his dicky hamstring is on the mend. The German limped off during the Premier League win over Huddersfield 12 days ago.
UPDATE – Apologies everyone, it turns out the picture that was used to illustrate Emery’s tweet was actually taken two weeks ago. Unfortunately, we’ve ballsed up here. The medical team have today confirmed that Bellerin is out for two more weeks and Mustafi will return to training next week. We’ve given ourselves a slap on the wrist.