Arsenal and Mikel Arteta welcomed back three key players for the 3-2 win over Everton on Sunday afternoon.
Hector Bellerin, Lucas Torreira and Mesut Ozil all featured against the Toffees having been left in London for the Europa League round of 32 first-leg win over Olympiacos three days earlier.
However, beating the Merseyside outfit did come at a cost.
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The positive are that the three points have taken the Gunners as high as ninth in the Premier League table and the gap between themselves and fourth-placed Chelsea is back to seven points.
Arteta’s side are in Europa League action on Thursday when they welcome Olympiacos to the Emirates Stadium in the return leg as they seek to get the job done and advance to the round of 16.
But who will be available for the game? Take a look at the latest Arsenal injury news and expected return dates.
The Greece international started the Olympiacos game at right-back, but had to be withdrawn late on after suffering a suspected knee injury.
Speaking after the game, Mikel Arteta said: “Sokratis got a twist in his knee and playing in a different position there are different physical demands and he suffered a little in the end.”
The centre-back was considered a serious doubt for the Everton clash, as the confirmed that the defender was being assessed ahead the game.
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Sokratis was deemed fit enough to take his place on the bench, but wasn’t called upon.
Arsenal were dealt an injury blow when Sead Kolasinac was substituted in the first-half against the Toffees.
The Bosnia international walked off the field with a shoulder injury after landing on the turf following contesting an aerial challenge with Djibril Sidibe.
Kolasinac appeared to be in serious distress as he departed the game.
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Speaking after the game, head coach Mikel Arteta said he’s hopeful the injury is not too serious.
“I don’t know, it looked bad,” the Spaniard told reporters during his post-match press conference. To be fair he was in a lot of pain but we will have to assess him tomorrow and see how he is.”
“Hopefully not (a dislocated shoulder). He was in pain so I don’t know.”
The defender is a long-term casualty after rupturing the anterior cruciate ligament of his left knee.
He has undergone surgery, meaning that he will be out of action for a period of between six to nine months meaning that he won’t feature again this season.
The Scottish left-back had to be withdrawn after 29 minutes against West Ham back in December after he landed awkwardly in his own box, picking up a shoulder injury.
He has since returned to training with the squad during their week in Dubai,…