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Arsenal v Leicester team news

Every Arsenal player who went on international duty returned without any injury problems, apart from centre-back Sokratis Papastathopoulous according to Unai Emery in his full pre-match Press conference on Thursday. He has some bruising on his ankle and is being assessed ahead of Monday night’s fixture but it will be difficult for him to play. Mesut Özil has recovered from a back spasm while Danny Welbeck is now back in training following a hamstring injury. That means Emery would be free to use the same starting XI from the 5-1 win over Fulham, although Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is almost certain to return to the […]


Arsenal face difficult decision over Smith Rowe

The first half of the campaign went extremely well for Emile Smith Rowe, as, after catching the eye in pre-season, he made a significant impact in the first-team. Although it was evident that some aspects of his game, especially his defending, require fine-tuning, the overall feeling regarding Smith Rowe was very positive, with the prospect […]


Sokratis: Emery is the best coach I’ve had

Sokratis says he’s improved so much under Unai Emery this season that he believes the Spaniard is the best coach he’s played for. It’s quite a statement when you consider the Greece international has worked with Massimiliano Allegri at AC Milan, Thomas Schaaf at Werder Bremen and Jurgen Klopp and Thomas Tuchel at Borussia Dortmund. […]


Wembley-bound Bielik unsure what future holds

Krystian Bielik says he’s not sure where he’ll be playing football next season insisting his focus is fixed firmly on helping Charlton secure promotion and Poland’s campaign at the under-21 European Championships in Italy. The 21-year-old has made 31 appearances for the Addicks this season and earned plaudits for his versatility after impressing both in […]