Unai Emery expects Arsenal to be without Hector Bellerin for ‘some weeks’ after the right-back was forced off at half time of the 3-2 defeat to Southampton.
The Spaniard appeared to pick up a calf problem, which, with the games coming thick and fast at this time of year, is particularly untimely.
Speaking after his side’s first defeat since August, Emery gave an update on Bellerin revealing, “Bellerin has a small injury – he is going to be some weeks off I think.
“Sokratis is coming back and we will see how Mustafi and Kolasinac are, and it is good news Koscielny can be with us for the next matches. It is not a good result but it was important for us [to have them back].”
A two-week layoff could see Bellerin miss five games including Wednesday’s north London derby in the Carabao Cup, home games with Burnley and Fulham and trips to Brighton and Liverpool.