It some rare, positive injury news, it looks like Laurent Koscielny could be back in time for our defeat at Man City this Sunday. You may remember Koscielny took a boot to the boat from Romelu Lukaku, the only Premier League striker to play with jeans on under his kit.
Despite fears of a broken jaw, Kos had some minor surgery and things weren’t as bad as first thought, so he should feature on Sunday as we try to avoid a worse defeat by City than Burton Albion suffered in the League Cup a couple of weeks ago.
Ainsley Maitland-Niles and Henrikh Mkhitaryan are ‘being assessed’ ahead of the clash according to the club, while Bellerin has now had surgery and joins Danny Welbeck and Rob Holding on the sidelines long term.
Sokratis also picked up an ankle problem recently, and will hopefully return to full training in a few weeks leaving the squad very like my new haircut – very short at the back.