The Arsenal medical team have provided an injury update ahead of Tuesday’s Premier League encounter with Chelsea.
The Gunners travel to Stamford Bridge without the suspended Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, as well as long-term injury casualties Calum Chambers and Kieran Tierney – although the Scotsman is back in light training.
However, Mikel Arteta will be without Reiss Nelson who picked up a hamstring strain and missed the 1-1 draw with Sheffield United on Saturday. It’s hoped he’ll be back after the two week break that follows the Burnley game on February 2nd – Arsenal entertain Newcastle at the Emirates on February 16th.
The same time frame applies to Sead Kolasinac who is suffering from a thigh strain, and with Tierney also sidelined it means Bukayo Saka is likely to start at left-back again.
Sokratis, who fell ill ahead of the Sheffield United, will be assessed before Arteta names his squad for the game against Frank Lampard’s team who were beaten on Saturday by Newcastle.