Arsenal have been handed a boost ahead of Tuesday’s Premier League clash with Cardiff City after a scan on Sokratis revealed the defender’s injury isn’t as bad as first feared (via Arsenal.com).
Team News – Player Ratings – Match Highlights
Match: Arsenal v Cardiff City
Stadium: Emirates Stadium
Kick-Off (UK Time): 19:45 29/01/2019
It was worrying to see Sokratis Papastathopoulos go down clutching his ankle on Friday night.
The Greek defender had been on a fine run of form and his injury only added to the Gunners’ defensive problems.
Rob Holding and Hector Bellerin are long-term absentees but over the weekend, the club confirmed that Sokratis’ ankle problem isn’t as bad as first feared.
The club announced that the former Dortmund man is expected to return to full training within a month and also provided an update on Laurent Koscielny.
- [Player ratings] Arsenal 3-0 Newcastle: Auba and Saka sweep aside Magpies
- Images posted finally confirm what all Arsenal fans have expected
- [Team news] Arsenal line up vs Newcastle – Huge Tierney injury news
The Gunners’ captain picked up a nasty injury to his jaw on Friday night and the club has confirmed bruising and soft tissue swelling.
So, it’s good news for the Gunners ahead of Tuesday’s Premier League clash with Cardiff City. Sokratis will return to full training within a month and it seems as if Laurent Koscielny hasn’t broken his jaw as some feared. Still, the injury problems are not ideal and Arsenal could have some defensive trouble on Tuesday night.