Mikel Arteta has revealed that Arsenal are still awaiting a full diagnosis of Sead Kolasinac’s shoulder injury but says he’s ‘not very positive’ about the outcome of tests being carried out today.
Earlier, the club announced he had suffered a ‘significant’ problem after landing awkwardly in the 3-2 win over Everton on Sunday, but as yet the full extent of the injury isn’t known
It is potentially a season-ender, something the manager addressed at his press conference ahead of tomorrow night’s Europa League Round of 32 tie against Olympiacos.
“He’s seeing the specialist today, we will know more this afternoon,” said Arteta. “He was in pain, it’s a difficult area, we are not very positive about it.”
As for whether he might play again this season, the manager continued, “Hopefully yes, but I dunno. Depending on whether or not he’s dislocated it, if he needs surgery or not.
“We’ll know more this afternoon, hopefully.”
On the plus side, Kieran Tierney took part in full training today, as he makes his way back from a shoulder injury of his own.
His return would be timely, because as well as Bukayo Saka has done he can’t play every game, so the return of the Scottish international would ease the blow if Kolasinac is ruled out for some time.