Arsenal will assess Laurent Koscielny and Ainsley Maitland-Niles tomorrow as they weigh up the duo’s inclusion in the squad for Sunday’s home game with Southampton.
As Unai Emery explained last night, Koscielny was taken off as a precaution during yesterday’s 3-0 win over BATE Borisov. Soon after he was seen to be having his left calf strapped. The medical team have said the issue is ‘minor’ but you’d imagine if there are any lingering doubts he’ll sit things out.
Maitland-Niles has missed a couple of days of training due to the illness doing the rounds at London Colney. Stephan Lichtsteiner took his place yesterday.
Having sat out last night due to suspension, Alex Lacazette will return to the squad.
We’ve a busy week ahead with a home game against Bournemouth on Wednesday and a trip to Wembley to face Sp*rs on Saturday coming up. Expect Emery to indulge in a bit of rotation along the way.