At least eight Arsenal players set to miss Leicester City game

Arsenal will take on Leicester City in the Carabao Cup tomorrow and will look to continue their fine start to the season.

The Gunners have won two of two league games so far, but their opponent has also made a fine start to the season, winning both their league games as well.

Arsenal won the FA Cup last season and they added the Community Shield at the start of this season.

Winning the Carabao Cup will keep the winning feeling with them and Mikel Arteta will need all the fit players he can get, here is the latest injury update from the Emirates courtesy of

Emile Smith Rowe injured his right shoulder and the teenage star is set to get back to training in 10 days.

Sokratis Papastathopoulos injured his right calf, but he is close to a return to full training and the club website says he will be back this week.

Kieran Tierney missed Arsenal 2-1 win over West Ham because of an injury during the warm up. He will not play against Leicester City but he will be back in full training this week.

Cedric Soares will not be available for the game against the Foxes as a precaution because of a tight calf, but he should be back soon afterwards.

Other long-term injury absentees and their proposed return dates are:

Calum Chambers (December 29), Pablo Mari (end of September), Gabriel Martinelli (end of the calendar year), Shkodran Mustafi (October)


  1. Runar
    AMN Saliba Luiz Kolasinac
    Ozil Elneny Willock
    Pepe Nketiah Nelson

    Subs from Leno, Macey, Bellerin, Holding, Gabriel, Xhaka, Ceballos, Torreira, Guendozi, Willian, Aubameyang, Saka, Lacazette

    1. I feel AMN would be subbed off early, that’s even if he starts that game at all, he’s going to be tasked with stifling Salah against L’pool, so, he’ll need all the rest (and fitness) he can get. Perhaps El Neny too.

      1. No need for 2 gk on the bench. Leno should rest completely. Have Runar playing and Macey on the bench or advise versa.

  2. Let’s be realistic Leicester are scoring goals for fun atm so we shouldn’t expect a win with our B team tonight but I think Leno should play to keep the score down

  3. From the outside,the question to be answered is why are all these professional footballers suffering injuries , when a number have yet to kick a ball in anger?Is there something fundamentally wrong with our training set up at Arsenal?Is proper due diligence done on the fitness track record of players before they are signed?The one that concerns me most is Martinelli who I sincerely hope makes a full recovery.On that topic,Bellerin to me has lost at least a hard since his long term injury.

  4. Got to play Guendouzi. After the Nketiah vs Ceballos punch up, and Arteta showing some empathy, why is Guendouzi still the scapegoat. There is always somebody the pack turn on. Matteo Guendouzi is a quality player. Are we going to a ‘Gnabry’ and lose a future star player. I really hope Atreta does not hold grudges, because that would be his only failing in my eyes…..but a failing nevetheless.

    1. Maybe he does not rate him though sean ,you do obviously but that is not how football works .
      I personally think he’s garbage but that again is my opinion and I’m happy to go along with Or who the manager picks ,nobody rated Elneny weeks before now I’ve read fans on here calling for him to play ahead of other certain players ,again that was to do with Arteta being in charge and not to do with the fans favourites.
      If he picks him great if he does not so be it ,I wouldn’t get to involved with what team he picks that’s down to him

  5. I agree SW.Guendouzi needs to be given an opportunity to display his ability, if only to remind potential buyers as to how good a player he is.Everyone deserves a second chance, unless you are a criminal.

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