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Arsenal team news update ahead of Leicester clash

Posted on September 23, 2020 by Harry Kettle

Arsenal are set to return to Carabao Cup action tonight as they prepare to go head to head with Leicester City. Many aren’t particularly bothered about whether or not the Gunners go far in the competition, but what they are interested in is seeing the club’s squad getting back to full fitness.

Thanks to Arsenal.com, we’ve got an updated list of players who are attempting to make a return from injury.

Emile Smith Rowe
Sustained an injury to his right shoulder in training. Now out of protective sling and aiming to return to full training within the next 10 days.

Sokratis
Right calf. Aiming to be back in full training this week.

Kieran Tierney
Tight left groin on Saturday. Settling well and aiming to resume full training later this week.

Cedric Soares
Right calf. Not available for selection for Leicester City (a) on Wednesday, left out as a precaution with tight calf.

No other issues from Saturday’s match against West Ham United.

Continued status on longer-term injuries:

Calum Chambers
Left knee. Ruptured anterior cruciate ligament of his left knee during Chelsea (h) on December 29.

Latest update on Calum:
• Continues to run outside with team mates and taking part in light ball work.
• Aiming to be back in full training in October.

Pablo Mari
Left ankle. Sustained significant sprain to ankle ligaments during Manchester City (a) on June 17.

Latest update on Pablo:
• Continuing outside running and strengthening programme, together with light ball work.
• Aiming to return to full training by the end of September.

Gabriel Martinelli
Left knee. Sustained injury during training on June 21.

Latest update on Gabi:
• Successful arthroscopic procedure undertaken to repair a lesion in the cartilage of the left knee.
• Continuing daily strengthening and recovery programme at London Colney.
• Aiming to return to full training by the end of the calendar year.

Shkodran Mustafi
Right hamstring sustained during FA Cup semi-final on July 18.

Latest update on Musti:
• Successful small procedure completed soon after injury.
• Continuing outside running and strengthening programme, together with light ball work.
• Aiming to return to full training in October.”

While there are plenty of names waiting to get themselves back to full fitness, it says a lot about the depth of this squad that Arteta still has plenty of options to choose from heading into this game. At the very least, we’re hoping to see the Gunners give fans something to think about against the Foxes.

Which of these players do Arsenal miss the most?

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