Arsenal have confirmed that David Luiz and Shkodran Mustafi are both doubts for Freddie Ljungberg’s first game in charge after suffering bruising to last night’s 2-1 defeat to Eintracht Frankfurt.
Luiz injured his ribs colliding with an opponent and had to be substituted before half time. The Brazilian had been deployed as a defensive midfielder alongside the returning Granit Xhaka.
Mustafi went off in the aftermath of Frankfurt’s second goal. Keeper Emi Martinez appeared to step on his left foot. It meant Xhaka moved back to partner Sokratis.
Sead Kolasinac, who’d been nursing a tight hamstring, is available for selection, however, Hector Bellerin is a doubt and Dani Ceballos remains sidelined for another couple of weeks.
Rob Holding wasn’t in last night’s squad but we’re assuming he’s fine and is an option to partner Sokratis. Calum Chambers and Kieran Tierney are available in the full-back positions.