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Arsenal injury news: Expected return dates for Lucas Torreira, Sead Kolasinac and Kieran Tierney

It is an unusual time for football with uncertainty over how the Premier League season will end.

The 2019/20 campaign has been put on hold until at least April 30th due to the worldwide outbreak of coronavirus, with people told to stay at home in order to curtail the spread of the virus.

It is now 19 days since Arsenal were last in action, and it could yet be some time until they are back on the pitch.

The next scheduled fixture sees the Gunners’ take on Liverpool at the Emirates Stadium, although that could yet fall victim to postponements.

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One good thing for Mikel Arteta is that the delay gives the injured players more time to recover and possibly make a comeback before the end of the season.

Below is the latest Arsenal injury news, with the expected return dates provided by PremierInjuries.com.

Shkodran Mustafi

The German defender had to be replaced by Sokratis in the first-half of extra-time against Olympiacos.

He was back in training ahead of the FA Cup clash against Portsmouth, but didn’t travel with the squad.

And despite looking like he would return for the West Ham game, he missed out due to a thigh issue suffered in training.

It is believed that that the thigh problem is separate to any injury Mustafi might have suffered against the Greek side.

Mustafi’s injury is understood to not be major and is not expected to keep the 27-year-old sidelined for too long.

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Lucas Torreira

Arsenal have confirmed that Lucas Torreira is set to miss the rest of the season after ruling the midfielder out for eight to ten weeks.

The midfielder suffered a fractured ankle in last week’s 2-0 win at Fratton Park in the fifth round of the FA Cup, after a heavy challenge from Pompey defender James Bolton.

The 24-year-old had to be stretchered off and was seen after the game leaving the stadium in a protective boot and crutches.

Lucas Torreira after picking up his injury at Portsmouth

Torreira’s injury will be a cruel blow to Mikel Arteta, but the delay in the season could mean that the midfielder may still play a part with medical expert Dr Rajpal Brar saying that the player could return to action in “mid-May.”

Expected return date: 17/05/2020

Sead Kolasinac

Sead Kolasinac was set to undergo specialist assessment on a “significant” shoulder injury sustained in the win against Everton.

The Bosnian full-back was substituted early on in the 3-2 win against the Toffees after sustaining an injury to his right shoulder and replaced by Bukayo Saka.

It was thought that Kolasinac would be facing a spell on the sidelines.

Sead Kolasinac leaves the pitch injured during Arsenal’s 3-2 win over Everton
(Image: Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)

It was confirmed by the Gunners that the defender is hoping to be back in full training by the end of the month, meaning he should return…