Arsenal go into their game against Southampton on Sunday with doubts hanging over the fitness of two players.

2Laurent Koscielny

Arsenal's French defender Laurent Koscielny applauds the fans following the English Premier League football match between Arsenal and Fulham at the Emirates Stadium in London on January 1, 2019. - Arsenal won the match 4-1. (Photo by Glyn KIRK / AFP)
Arsenal’s French defender Laurent Koscielny applauds the fans following the English Premier League football match between Arsenal and Fulham at the Emirates Stadium in London on January 1, 2019. – Arsenal won the match 4-1. (Photo by Glyn KIRK / AFP)

Laurent Koscielny faces a fitness test ahead of the game against Southampton on Sunday.

He is struggling with a calf problem that he picked up on Thursday night to add to his injury woes this season.

“I think it’s precaution and we are going to wait for tomorrow [Friday],” Emery said after the BATE game. “But, I hope he will be okay for Sunday and for the next week. It’s muscular, it’s not a break. But it was only precaution because he was starting to feel not good.”

Arsenal’s captain has made just 14 appearances this season, totalling 1,110 minutes yet somehow, despite only playing in eight Premier League matches, he has twice the number of goals this season compared to Spurs’ striker, Fernando Llorente.

True story.

Ainsley Maitland-Niles update next

Previous article“Where are the next ‘Invincibles’? Who did it again?”: Jose Mourinho gives Arsene Wenger rare praise
Next article18 goal contributions in 18 games: Folarin Balogun is proving he deserves more opportunities
Writer. Feminist. Dreamer. Gooner. Owner of DailyCannon.com, writing about Arsenal since 2008. Sometimes found in the Guardian, Vice.com & elsewhere talking queer issues, politics & football. If in doubt, assume sarcasm.