Arsenal midfielder Henrikh Mkhitaryan is a doubt for Sunday’s game against Everton after picking up an ankle injury against Vorskla on Thursday night.
We won 4-2 at a canter in front of a half-full Emirates on Thursday, getting our Europa League campaign off to a winning start but the win wasn’t without the usual injury casualties. Lucas Torreira was also injured, being subbed off after a brutal challenge left him with an ice pack on a bruised knee and also remains a doubt for the game.
Sead Kolasinac and Ainsley Maitland-Niles are not expected to be available until next month leaving Monreal as our only left back, which Laurent Koscielny continues to recover well but won’t be ready for another few weeks.
We remain mid-table in the Premier League after our initial bad start with two hard games against Man City and Chelsea which ended up with two defeats. We have since rallied and notched up wins against West Ham, Newcastle, Cardiff and Thursday nights win over Vorskla. A win on Sunday would push us up the league nicely while Chelsea, Spurs and Man City all have tricky away ties this weekend.
We have another home game next weekend against high-flying Watford in the league and face Brentford this week in the Carabao Cup, another chance for a confidence boost.
Everton will be looking to bounce back after losing against West Ham at home last weekend, with Theo Walcott hoping to prove his doubters wrong and put one over on his old employers.