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Injury blow for Arsenal as Unai Emery confirms key player is set to miss Leicester City clash

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Arsenal are currently on a nine-match winning streak and apart from the Aaron Ramsey contract situation, everything seems to be going smoothly at the club.

But, if you happen to be a fan of the Gunners, you will know that an injury is never too far away. That is what has happened with central defender Sokratis who has suffered an injury while he was away on international duty.

Speaking to Arsenal’s official website, Unai Emery confirmed the news:

“Right ankle bruising from international duty. Being assessed ahead of Leicester City (h) on Monday, October 22.”

Only Sokratis had one problem, one small injury. The Greek defender has had quite a good start to his Arsenal career and has gone a long way in proving the doubters wrong.”

Many fans were not totally convinced when the Gunners decided to sign Sokratis from Borussia Dortmund but, his performances have been a pleasant surprise.

In the absence of the center back, Arsenal have used the pairing of Shkodran Mustafi and Rob Holding. Both of them have been really solid and a special mention has to be made of the latter who has been particularly impressive.

That combination is set to continue with the injury that has been suffered by Sokratis so there will at least be some stability in the center of defense for Arsenal.

It is in the area of center backs where Arsenal are a little light at the moment. With the injury of Sokratis and the rehabilitation of Laurent Koscielny being an ongoing process, there is no real cover for Mustafi and Holding.

Arsenal will be looking to continue the winning streak that they are now going through. And it will be a big help for the team if they are able to get a fully fit squad as soon as possible. Sokratis has shown that he can do the dirty work and another aspect of his game that must be praised is the passing that he brings to the side.


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