Arsenal injury updates ahead of Blackpool cup clash

Mohamed Elneny. Picture: BEN STANSALL/AFP/Getty Images
Mohamed Elneny. Picture: BEN STANSALL/AFP/Getty Images

Arsenal are set to make a host of changes for their Carabao Cup game against Blackpool with a few enforced due to injury.

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Hector Bellerin will not take any part as he is now sidelined, reportedly for the next two weeks with a right thigh problem. Arsenal, however, expect to asses him ahead of the game against Liverpool.

LONDON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 28: Hector Bellerin of Arsenal during the warm up before the Premier League match between Crystal Palace and Arsenal FC at Selhurst Park on October 28, 2018 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Catherine Ivill/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND – OCTOBER 28: Hector Bellerin of Arsenal during the warm up before the Premier League match between Crystal Palace and Arsenal FC at Selhurst Park on October 28, 2018 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Catherine Ivill/Getty Images)

Petr Cech has recovered from his hamstring strain and will start in goal.

LONDON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 28: Petr Cech of Arsenal (L) and Stephan Lichtsteiner of Arsenal arrive at the stadium prior to the Premier League match between Crystal Palace and Arsenal FC at Selhurst Park on October 28, 2018 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Catherine Ivill/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND – OCTOBER 28: Petr Cech of Arsenal (L) and Stephan Lichtsteiner of Arsenal arrive at the stadium prior to the Premier League match between Crystal Palace and Arsenal FC at Selhurst Park on October 28, 2018 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Catherine Ivill/Getty Images)

Sead Kolasinac is still struggling to get fit but he is in line for an appearance on Wednesday night with a late fitness check scheduled.

Arsenal's Bosnian defender Sead Kolasinac in action during the UEFA Europa League group E football match between Qarabag FK and Arsenal FC in Baku on October 4, 2018. (Photo by Alexander NEMENOV / AFP)        (Photo credit should read ALEXANDER NEMENOV/AFP/Getty Images)
Arsenal’s Bosnian defender Sead Kolasinac in action during the UEFA Europa League group E football match between Qarabag FK and Arsenal FC in Baku on October 4, 2018. (Photo by Alexander NEMENOV / AFP) (Photo credit should read ALEXANDER NEMENOV/AFP/Getty Images)

Mohamed Elneny, who would have been expecting to get his fourth start of the season against the Tangerines, will miss out due to a right thigh issue of his own. He will be out for two weeks.

LONDON, ENGLAND - MARCH 11: Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang of Arsenal celebrates scoring the 2nd Arsenal goal with Mohamed Elneny of Arsenal during the Premier League match between Arsenal and Watford at Emirates Stadium on March 11, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND – MARCH 11: Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang of Arsenal celebrates scoring the 2nd Arsenal goal with Mohamed Elneny of Arsenal during the Premier League match between Arsenal and Watford at Emirates Stadium on March 11, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)

Laurent Koscielny, who is back in full training, is still targeting a November return to action, as is Dino Mavropanos who is still out with a groin injury.

Injury blow & 8 changes: Predicted Arsenal lineup vs Blackpool

Laurent Koscielny back in training
Laurent Koscielny back in training