With Arsenal’s first game of the 2017/18 Premier League season just days away, who will be fit to face the Foxes?
Arsenal face Leicester at home on 11 August in their first game of the new season with a limited squad. While the Gunners finished fifth last season, the Foxes were down in mid-table after their title win the year before. Therefore, Arsene Wenger’s side are favourites to clinch all three points; you can check out betting sites now for the latest odds.
The Confederations Cup, u21 Euros and general injuries both old and fresh mean that there are a fair few Arsenal players that either aren’t fit enough to play a competitive match, or won’t have recovered in time.
The midfielder apparently has a muscular problem and Wenger didn’t want to risk him against Chelsea in the Community Shield.
Ramsey is ‘unlikely’ to be fit for the Leicester game.
The German has a swollen ankle after receiving a kick in training. Again, he was left out of the Community Shield squad as a precaution.
The 28-year-old has a ‘chance’ of playing on Friday.
The Chilean was involved in the Confederations Cup final and therefore might not be ready to play competitive football by Friday.
As with Alexis, Mustafi played for Germany in the Confederations Cup final and therefore might not be ready to play against Leicester.
The centre-back was subbed off in the 32nd minute of the Community Shield match against Chelsea after colliding with Gary Cahill’s elbow.
While it looked like a nasty wound and the German had to get stitches, Wenger insists he’s fine and didn’t mention any concussion.
“I will have to speak with medical about that, it doesn’t look that bad,” said the manager.
“The cut on the forehead it’s nothing bad, just was bleeding and open but it’s not bad.”
Gabriel will miss the start of the new season after injuring his cruciate knee ligament against Everton last term.
The centre-back is running again but still has some way to go in his recovery.
Cazorla is out for the foreseeable future after multiple surgeries on his ankle last year.
There are reports that he won’t return until 2018. However, back in May, the Spaniard insisted that he’d return within five months.by