Arsenal are preparing for Thursday night’s clash against Olympiacos.
Mikel Arteta’s side welcome the Greek club to the Emirates Stadium in the return leg as they seek to get the job done and advance to the round of 16.
The Gunners lead 1-0 from the first leg, thanks to Alexandre Lacazette’s goal in Athens, but who will be available for the game tomorrow evening?
Take a look at the latest Arsenal injury news and expected return dates.
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Sead Kolasinac is set to undergo specialist assessments this week on a “significant” shoulder injury sustained in the win against Everton on Sunday.
The Bosnian full-back was substituted early on in the 3-2 win against the Toffees after sustaining an injury to his right shoulder.
He was replaced by Bukayo Saka in the game as Arsenal came from behind to win against Carlo Ancelotti’s men.
But Kolasinac is now facing a spell on the sidelines, with the left-back one of four defenders set to miss out for the Gunners as they host Olympiacos in the second leg of their Europa League last 32 clash.
The Greece international started the Olympiacos game last week at right-back, but had to be withdrawn late on after suffering a suspected knee injury.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, and could return for the return leg against the Greek side.
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The Scottish left-back had to be withdrawn after 29 minutes against West Ham back in December after he landed awkwardly in his own box, picking up a shoulder injury.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, with head of fitness Shad Forsythe confirming the Scotsman is still restricted to non-contact training.
“We have Kieran Tierney who’s rehabbing a shoulder injury so there’s quite a few things Kieran can do with the team, with the ball as long as he’s not really in contact right now,” he said.
Kieran Tierney of Arsenal Injured during the Premier League match between West Ham United and Arsenal FC
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Arsenal have since confirmed that the Scotland international is ahead…