Arsenal have no new injuries to deal with ahead of their clash with Stade Rennais FC on Thursday, the club confirmed in an update.
Arsenal posted their latest medical update on the team on Wednesday morning, hours before they set off for Rennes. They noted that Alexandre Lacazette would be suspended for the clash, as a result of his increased ban after the red card against BATE Borisov. Hector Bellerin, Rob Holding and Danny Welbeck are all still long-term absentees.
Past those four, no one else is listed as being unavailable for Thursday’s game. However, Stephan Lichtsteiner missing out on the trip just days after he also failed to make the squad against Tottenham Hotspur raises questions about what’s happening with him at the moment. At least Emery has Ainsley Maitland-Niles available from the start this time.
The Gunners have struggled with a lot of injuries to the centre-backs this season, so it’s good to see that all of them bar Holding are fit again. Laurent Koscielny and Sokratis Papastathopoulos seem to be building up a good partnership, so let’s hope they can help the team to another clean sheet in midweek.