Mikel Arteta will be able to call on Sokratis for Monday night’s FA Cup 4th round clash with Bournemouth after the Greece international recovered from illness.
The centre-back missed both of last weeks draws with Sheffield United and Chelsea but is now back in training, according to the latest bulletin from the medical team.
We’re expecting Mikel Arteta to mix things up a bit but he doesn’t have much room for manoeuvre given Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and David Luiz are suspended.
Reiss Nelson and Sead Kolasinac aren’t due to return from their respective muscular problems for another week.
Kieran Tierney and Calum Chambers are long-term absentees. The former won’t be back on the training field until March, the latter has a long road ahead; his recovery will sideline him for up to nine months.