Advantage Leicester City as Arsenal key star gets injured during international break

Concern | Sokratis was forced off at half time during Greece's loss to Finland

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Arsenal star Sokratis Papastathopoulos is a doubt for the Gunners’ clash with Leicester City next Monday after sustaining an ankle injury on international duty.

The Greek international was replaced at the break during the 2-0 Nations League defeat to Finland, with reports in his home country citing an ankle issue.

According to Greek outlet Gazzetta. gr, the central defender ‘suffered a sprain’ and due to this reason his head coach Michael Skibbe took him off the pitch.

The blow leaves Unai Emery dangerously thin at the back with just Shkodran Mustafi and Rob Holding left fully fit.

Laurent Koscielny and Konstantinos Mavropanos are still unfit for selection, so Shkodran Mustafi and Rob Holding could be asked to play a lot of football over the next few weeks if the Greek star misses a considerable amount of time.

The 30-year-old will return to London to have the injury assessed by Arsenal’s medical team and both he and his manager Unai Emery will be hopeful that the issue isn’t too serious.

 

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