Arsenal got back to winning ways on Saturday last weekend and they will now focus on their next match against Brighton & Hove Albion. The gunners have in this month lost many players to injuries and even in the Burnley match, Nacho Monreal did not finish the game and was replaced by Stephan Lichtsteiner.
Shkodran Mustafi has missed three matches in the last few weeks because of the injury he sustained in the match against Huddersfield Town. Arsenal have missed the presence of the German defender and will be hoping that he returns quickly because they have a busy schedule ahead.
Laurent Koscielny recently returned from a long-term injury and he has taken part in two intense matches which have all ended in losses. Arsenal boss Unai Emery said that Laurent Koscielny has already been overused because he wasn’t supposed to play these matches since he had spent about six months without playing.
Nacho Monreal had also been on the sidelines for a long time but he however isn’t fully fit yet because he didn’t finish the Burnley match, but Unai Emery has confirmed that it wasn’t that serious and also says that Koscielny and Mustafi will soon be back.
“It’s starting to be a muscular problem and we decided to change (sub off Monreal) and not take more risks with him.” Unai Emery told Arsenal Player.
“But I hope it’s not big and I hope he can be with us next week. I don’t know if he can play in Brighton, but we can play, I think, Koscielny. Mustafi is close also for coming with us. We can take more injuries but we can also recover more players.”