Arsenal defender Sokratis Papasthathopoulos is almost certain to miss the Premier League match with Leicester City on Monday night following the injury he sustained while he was on international duty with the Greek national team.
The Gunners take on Leicester City in their next league game at the Emirates Stadium next week and the former Borussia Dortmund centre back is expected to miss out on the game as a result of the injury.
The 30-year-old suffered an ankle sprain during Greece’s UEFA Nations League (UNL) away clash with Finland on Monday evening.
Sokratis lasted for the first 45 minutes before he was replaced by Alanyaspor FC of Turkey defender Georgios Tzavellas at the start of the second half.
Hosts Finland scored two second goals to secure victory in the League C2 clash.
His injury status was confirmed by the Arsenal manager during his pre-match press conference on Thursday afternoon ahead of the Leicester City league clash.
Unai Emery revealed that his defender suffered a small injury and that it would be difficult to feature in Monday’s game.
In his absence, German defender Shkrodan Mustafi is expected to continue his centre back partnership with young English defender Rob Holding.
Mustafi and Holding have started the Gunners’ last two league games.