Arsenal has been handed a small boost ahead of their Carabao Cup meeting with Sunderland.
Both clubs meet in the quarterfinals of the competition tomorrow, with Mikel Arteta hoping to add the trophy to his CV.
It won’t be a straightforward game for the Gunners who we expect to make a lot of changes to their team for the fixture.
Sunderland will be out to write a story of their participation in the competition and beating the in-form Arsenal will be an impressive result for the Black Cats.
However, their manager, Lee Johnson, confirmed via Chronicle Live that his team has recorded a positive covid-19 case.
However, because most of their players are double-jabbed, it is unlikely they will discover many more cases before the match.
Just Arsenal Opinion
Winning the FA Cup is one way that Arteta introduced himself to the football world as a capable manager.
The Spaniard has been doing a good job in rebuilding the squad he inherited at the Emirates.
He has a great chance to make progress in this competition by beating Sunderland.
His team could emerge as winners of the competition next year.