The Arsenal medical team have provided the latest injury update ahead of Sunday’s Premier League clash with Everton.
On top of the long-term injuries we have to deal with, there were worries about Granit Xhaka and Laurent Koscielny who missed Monday’s 2-0 win over Newcastle, as well as Aaron Ramsey who was withdrawn during the second half of that game.
Unfortunately, there’s nothing definitive about any of them. Koscielny and Xhaka are being assessed for a bruised foot and a groin strain respectively, while the Welshman has also picked up a groin problem despite Unai Emery putting his substitution down to cramp when speaking after the Newcastle match.
It’s hard to know how serious any of these injuries are, but with just over four weeks of the season remaining, even a minor muscular problem will have a significant impact on a player’s availability.
We’ll also be without Lucas Torreira again, who serves the final game of his three match domestic ban, but he will be available for Thursday’s Europa League encounter with Napoli.