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MetiNews.Com - Arsenal have several players who are injury doubts for the Carabao Cup clash against Leicester City
Breaking News ! Arsenal take on Leicester City in the Carabao Cup on Wednesday, having got their campaign off to the perfect start so far with wins over Fulham and West Ham. The Gunners picked up all three points in their 2-1 victory over David Moyes' side at the Emirates on Saturday, thanks to goals from Alexandre Lacazette and Eddie Nketiah. Next up, Arsenal travel to the King Power Stadium with Mikel Arteta looking likely to rotate some of his side. However, there are still a number of injury problems, which could leave the manager a little short of options. Here is Arsenal's injury list in full in the run-up towards Wednesday's game. Video Loading Video Unavailable Click to play Tap to play The video will start in8Cancel Play now Mesut Ozil Mesut Ozil has been left out of both of Arsenal's matchday squads so far, but it is understood the German is not injured, and it was purely a tactical decision from Mikel Arteta. The German had been in full training, and played in the Gunners' pre-season clash against Aston Villa. Ozil should be in contention for the Leicester game. Read More Related Articles Mikel Arteta's transfer plans after fourth summer signing and the financial situation at Arsenal Read More Related Articles Tyreece John-Jules and Trae Coyle star as injury hands Konstantinos Mavropanos false start Granit Xhaka The midfielder returned to the starting lineup for the clash against David Moyes' side after picking up an ankle injury against Fulham. The Swiss international impressed in the win at Craven Cottage but was substituted towards the end of the match. Depending on how strong a line up Arteta is aiming for, Xhaka may be rested with a trip to Liverpool on the cards next Monday. David Luiz The 33-year-old was thought to still be an injury concern due to a neck complaint during the Community Shield victory against Liverpool on August 29. Arsenal confirmed that the defender is "making good progress" and back in full training before the weekend's fixture. Luiz appeared as a substitute in the closing minutes against West Ham as Arteta looked to see out the game, and he could be back in contention for the Carabao Cup clash against Leicester. Read More Related Articles Arsenal, Chelsea and Tottenham leave Man United behind with two weeks of transfer window to go Read More Related Articles Arsenal transfer rumours: Lacazette contract, Mustafi interest, Partey & Torreira swap Pablo Mari The Spanish defender is set to be back in training by the end of the month with the rest of the senior squad. Mari suffered a season-ending ankle injury early in his third game as an Arsenal player, limping out of a 3-0 defeat to Manchester City after just 24 minutes. Still, the Gunners had seen enough on the training ground in his previous two games - wins over Portsmouth and West Ham prior to lockdown - to activate the £8million purchase option and make him a permanent addition to their squad. Mari underwent surgery on his ankle and carried out successful rehabilitation work at the Recover medical centre in Cambrils which allowed Arsenal to push forward the timescale of his recovery. A return to full training is expected to come later this month though with an international break after the home game against Sheffield United on October 3 Arsenal may opt to wait for the next tranche of fixtures rather than rush Mari back into the squad. Read More Related Articles Houssem Aouar and Thomas Partey transfer dilemma arises as Lyon president issues update Read More Related Articles Mikel Arteta and the Arsenal top four theory that has caused excitement among Gunners fans Sokratis Another defender who missed out against West Ham, and will likely not feature against Leicester. The Greek, who has been tipped to leave the club this summer, sustained a mild strain to his right calf in training but is aiming to return to full first team training this week, according to the club. Calum Chambers Sidelined since the home defeat to Chelsea on December 29, Chambers will know that there is a long way to go before he is back to the impressive form he was showing early in the 2019/20 season. Indeed as Rob Holding and Hector Bellerin can attest the process of recovering from an ACL injury is far from over even when the player dons his jersey and returns to competitive action. That moment is still some way away for Chambers although he is expected to return to pitch and ball work in the coming weeks. Arsenal have been reluctant to put a timescale on Chambers injury and in an official update could only offer the nebulous news that the 25-year-old is "aiming to be back in full training as soon as possible this calendar year". Read More Related Articles Jermaine Jenas pinpoints what will please Mikel Arteta most about Arsenal's win against West Ham Read More Related Articles Arsenal fans are getting excited about a Thomas Partey transfer after social media update Shkodran Mustafi The German was enjoying something of a renaissance under Arteta and had been particularly impressive in the FA Cup semi-final win over Manchester City only to suffer a hamstring injury in its closing minutes.
. So far the 28-year-old's rehabilitation programme has been focused on gym work. Arsenal confirmed last month that it will be October before Mustafi is back in first team training and it could be some time after that before he has the sharpness to return to a match environment. Gabriel Martinelli Losing the young Brazilian a week into the Premier League's restart was a bitter blow for Arteta and Arsenal, who had seen Martinelli emerge as a star of the future in a rookie season where he scored 10 and provided four assists in 26 games. Martinelli underwent surgery on his knee in June and was able to travel back to Brazil with a tailored rehabilitation programme. He returned to London late last month to step up his preparations. However it will be some time indeed before the 19-year-old is able to make his return after an injury that required extensive management and treatment from Arsenal's medical team. The Gunners hope that Martinelli will be back in first team training before 2020 is over but there is a possibility that he will have to wait until 2021 to make his return.
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Emile Smith Rowe Emile Smith Rowe's start to the season has been hampered by an injury to his shoulder that has stopped him from challenging for a spot amongst Arteta's side. It is said that the youngster is currently having to wear a protective sling to protect his arm but that a return to training will be on the cards as soon as doctors give him the all-clear to remove it. Smith Rowe enjoyed an impressive loan spell last term with Championship Huddersfield making 19 appearances during the second half of the season. He was briefly linked with a loan exit once again, but now looks set to stay with the Gunners for the 2020-21 season.
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Willian Willian was one of three players substituted against West Ham after just over an hour on the pitch. It is understood that his substitution late on what purely tactical with the former Chelsea man expected to start against West Ham. Alexandre Lacazette Another unforced change, Lacazette bagged a goal before being replaced by young Eddie Nketiah with 15 minutes remaining. He has no new injury concerns ahead of Wednesday's clash with his late departure, but it looks likely that he will be rested for the fixture.
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