Our only good player will miss the Man City clash it was revealed this morning by Arsene Wenger via Sky Sports.
Nacho Monreal limped out of our 3-0 humiliation in the League Cup final last weekend as we were put to the sword by Man City’s half a billion pound squad, being replaced by the wholly ineffective Sead Kolasinac down the left flank.
Arsene Wenger revealed Monreal is out of the league game with City on Thursday, the game away at Brighton on Sunday, citing an inflamed back as the reason for his omission. He said that the Spaniard could also miss the AC Milan game and possibly even the Watford game after that, doesn’t sound good at all.
In slightly better news, Henrikh Mkhitaryan is back in the frame for selection against City after being cup-tied for Sunday’s debacle.
Arsenal medics have been quick to deny the injury to his back was caused by 7 months of carrying the rest of the Arsenal squad in what has been the worst season in the league in living memory (if you were born after 1995).
We find ourselves TEN points off top FOUR going into the game, meaning we face an uphill battle to qualify for Champions League this season. The back door is always open via winning the Europa League, but the way we are playing this is no more than a pipe dream at the moment unless Arsene Wenger can turn our fortunes around and quickly.
Arsenal squad: Cech, Ospina, Holding, Mustafi, Chambers, Koscielny, Mertesacker, Bellerin, Nelson, Kolasinac, Maitland-Niles, Xhaka, Elneny, Wilshere, Ramsey, Ozil, Iwobi, Mkhitaryan, Welbeck, Aubameyang.