Arsenal defender Rob Holding picked up a hamstring issue in the warm-up before the 1-0 defeat to Manchester City at the weekend. The 25-year-old was replaced by David Luiz in the line up at the Etihad and he is currently undergoing tests to determine how long he will be out for.
The Gunners face Rapid Vienna in their first Europa League group match on Thursday evening and it is highly unlikely that the centre-back will be involved. There will also be doubts over whether he’ll be fit to return for the Leicester game on Sunday.
Gabriel Martinelli has provided an update on his recovery from knee surgery. The Brazilian had to have a lesion removed from his cartilage and it has been a lengthy rehab process. However, the forward has confirmed he is expected to start training with a ball “soon.” It will take at least a couple more months before he returns to full fitness.
Shkodran Mustafi is closing in on his comeback from a hamstring injury. The German has not played since July after undergoing an operation but he should be ready to take part in full training very soon. Pablo Mari is in a similar boat, with the Spaniard also likely to be back in contention before the end of the month after recovering from an ankle problem. The defender has not featured since he picked up the issue in the first game after lockdown back in June.
Calum Chambers’ rehabilitation after his ACL looks to be going well. The defender has been out since December 2019 but the player is now expected to be back in full training imminently. It was previously reported that he could be out for a full twelve months.