Update from Emery after Arsenal star picks-up injury against Everton

By on September 24, 2018

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Arsenal doctors will assess Sokratis today after the defender picked-up a knee injury during our 2-0 victory over Everton at the Emirates on Sunday afternoon, Unai Emery has confirmed.

Sokratis joined the club from Borussia Dortmund in the summer and has been showing some excellent form in recent weeks with the Greek international putting in a number of dominant performance at the back.

He was the only player to have played every minute of every game under Emery heading in to the weekend action and he was once again chosen to start alongside Shkodran Mustafi on Sunday afternoon.

However, his run in the team came to an end in the first half against Everton as Sokratis was replaced by Rob Holding shortly before the break after sustaining a knee injury while challenging for the ball.

Emery has confirmed that Sokratis will be checked over by the doctors on Monday but he hopes the knee injury isn’t anything too serious. Speaking yesterday after the game, Emery told Arsenal.com:

on Sokratis…
We don’t know now but the first analysis is that the doctors will wait until tomorrow [Monday]. It’s his knee but I’m hoping it’s not too serious.

We’ll have to wait and see what the doctors decide once Sokratis has been assessed but obviously we’re praying for good news as he’s been one of our key players so far this season and our defence would be a lot weaker without him.

Laurent Koscielny is still several weeks away from returning to action so it would be a huge blow if we were to also lose Sokratis during this busy period as we look to compete in three different competitions.

No doubt Sokratis won’t feature against Brentford in the League Cup on Wednesday night but hopefully he’ll be fit to take on Watford at the weekend.