I did a full Arsenal injury update at the weekend and it all seemed very positive at the time, but i must have jinxed it because the very next day Sky News reported that Sokratis had to be replaced with an ankle injury.
Sky reported this….
Arsenal have a new injury concern ahead of their Monday Night Football clash with Leicester next week after centre-back Sokratis Papastathopoulos was injured playing for Greece.
Sokratis came off at half-time in the 2-1 defeat to Finland on Monday with what appeared to be an ankle problem, and becomes a doubt ahead of the Leicester clash at the Emirates
The fact is that he will have a week to recover and will probably be fit, but would he even play against Leicester? Since Sokratis came off with his last injury against Everton, Rob Holding came in and has done an admirable job alongside Mustafi and we have actually had our first three clean sheets of the season.
I think that if Sokratis is fit, he should not put Holding back on the bench, but I wouldn’t mind if he replaced Mustafi!