Emery Offers Injury Update After Sokratis Limps Out Of Arsenal’s Win Over Everton

By on September 23, 2018

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Unai Emery has offered an initial update on Sokratis after the centre-back limped out of Arsenal’s 2-0 victory over Everton at the Emirates Stadium on Sunday afternoon.

Sokratis has proven to be an excellent piece of business since joining Arsenal from Borussia Dortmund in the summer with the defender putting-in some solid display’s at the back so far this season.

The Greek international had played in every minute of every game in all competitions this campaign heading in to the Everton match and he was once again selected to start alongside Shkodran Mustafi in the middle of defence by Emery today.

However, Sokratis picked-up a knock to his knee midway through the first half and while he tried to soldier on after receiving some treatment from the physio, the defender was eventually forced off in the 39th minute to be replaced by Rob Holding.

Thankfully we didn’t miss the 30-year-old as second half goals from Alexandre Lacazette and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang sealed a 2-0 win to make it four Premier League wins on the bounce and five in all competitions.

Speaking after the game, Emery told reporters that he doesn’t know how serious Sokratis’s injury is but confirmed the centre-back will be checked over by club doctors on Monday.

Emery is quoted as saying by Football London:

We don’t know now but it’s his knee. The doctors will wait until tomorrow, but I hope it’s not important.

Hopefully it’s nothing serious but replays suggested it was just an impact injury so fingers crossed he can make a swift recovery as it would be a huge blow to lose the Greek star for any substantial period of time.

Sokratis should be given a chance to recover this week as he’s unlikely to feature against Brentford in the Carabao Cup on Wednesday night but hopefully he’ll be fit to start against Watford next weekend.

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