TheSportsRush brings Arsenal team news vs Leicester as the Gunners take on Leicester on Monday night in the league.
Arsenal are currently fourth in the Premier League with six consecutive wins. The Gunners are on a nine-match winning run across all competitions, and the fans are enjoying life under Unai Emery so far.
The partnership between Alexandre Lacazette and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has been impressive under the Spanish manager. The emergence of the two new signings in the midfield, Matteo Guendouzi and Lucas Torreira has also helped Arsenal’s gameplay immensely.
However, the contract situation of Aaron Ramsey has marred Arsenal’s season to some extent, as it was later confirmed by the Welsh midfielder himself that he would leave at the end of the season.
In the defence, Sokratis has also been impressive for the Gunners so far, but Unai Emery received a setback during the international break.
Arsenal team news vs Leicester:
Arsenal will return to action in the Premier League with the Monday night game against Leicester City. Unai Emery’s side will aim for a seventh consecutive win in the Premier League, as they take on Claude Puel’s side.
Danny Welbeck set to be fit for Leicester on Monday after withdrawing from England squad. Cech and Sokratis still being assessed.
— James Benge (@jamesbenge) October 17, 2018
Star midfielder Mesut Ozil will return to the side after missing Arsenal’s last game against Fulham due to an injury. He returned to training during the international break. It is also reported that Danny Welbeck has gained full match fitness and will be in contention to be selected for the game against Leicester.
Danny Welbeck [hamstring] has returned to full training, but Petr Cech and Sokratis will be closely monitored in the build-up to the game with Leicester on Monday. #AFC
— Ben Dinnery (@BenDinnery) October 17, 2018
However, Arsenal’s star defender Sokratis suffered an injury during the international break. According to reports from Standard, he will be further assessed. Petr Cech will also be assessed, although it is highly unlikely that he will be available.
— Mesut Özil (@MesutOzil1088) October 17, 2018
Ainsley Maitland-Niles has returned to full training, while Laurent Koscielny has also begun training and is expected to begin proper training sessions with the squad from the November.
Great to see Kosceilny back in full training. The man give up a lot to remain at Arsenal during his peak years, and hopefully he can get back to somewhere near his top level. If his body allows it, he could thrive in Emery’s ‘play out from the back’ approach. #afc pic.twitter.com/FRjZWCcoEs
— Adam Keys (@_AdamKeys) October 17, 2018
Arsenal are only two points behind league leaders Manchester City, as well as Chelsea and Liverpool, who are second and third in the league respectively. Unai Emery’s side will play three games within the space of seven days, as they also play their third group-stage game of the Europa League.