Unai Emery has spoken about the potential return of Nacho Monreal ahead of Thursday’s Europa League clash with Sporting CP (via Arsenal.com).
It’s another Europa League clash for Arsenal as the Gunners prepare to take on Sporting CP at the Emirates.
Arsenal will clinch qualification with a win against the side which they beat 1-0 in Portugal just a few weeks ago.
The Gunners will be without a couple of key players for the clash with Sokratis and Nacho Monreal facing late fitness tests.
Speaking before the match, Unai Emery gave some details about when he expects Monreal to return to the team.
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“We are with him in a very precautionary moment because we don’t want to repeat the same injury,” Emery told the press.
“At the moment he is starting to train but not with us [for all] and for tomorrow he isn’t in the group.”
So, it seems as if Nacho Monreal’s comeback will have to be put back slightly. The Spaniard hasn’t played much football of late and the onus is now on Sead Kolasinac to perform in his absence. To see how the Bosnian gets on, head to our live streaming page for more information on how to watch Arsenal v Sporting CP.