Arsenal will look to continue their momentum from Friday’s 3-1 victory over Aston Villa into the Carabao Cup when they host Leeds United on Tuesday.
The Gunners can book their place in the next round if they can replicate the performance that saw them jump into the top half of the Premier League.
Thomas Partey’s first goal for the club was quickly followed up by Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s finish just before half-time. Emile Smith-Rowe added to his tally for the season before Jacob Ramsey scored for the visitors to make for a frantic end to the game.
Both Aubameyang and Alexandre Lacazette were taken off in the second half which left many concerned for their fitness after their impressive performances.
football.london takes you through the latest injury news heading into a busy week for the Gunners.
The striker has impressed with his impact as of late and has given Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta a dilemma surrounding his future at the club. Lacazette’s contract expires next summer and whilst it seemed he was on his way out, his performances have brought him back into the first-team picture.
The 30-year-old was taken off in the second half, but Arteta confirmed it was just as a precaution, saying: “He worked really hard, he has not played many minutes, he hasn’t played internationals and he is lacking that to finish the games, but it doesn’t matter, he was terrific when he was on the pitch.”
Aubameyang has found some form of late, scoring his fourth goal of the season against Villa with a rebound following a saved penalty.
Like Lacazette, he was taken off in the second half but Arteta confirms it wasn’t with a serious injury: “No, no, he was cramping.”
Tierney missed out on Friday’s match due to a bruised left ankle, as confirmed by the club before the match.
On the Scotland international, Arteta said: “We don’t know how long he’s going to be out. He could not carry on the other day and he’s not available today.”
It hasn’t been a great start for Arsenal as Mikel Arteta looks to arrest the slide
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The midfielder injured himself in the North London derby victory over Tottenham, taking damage to his knee in the Medial Collateral Ligament.
The Switzerland international is expected to return towards the new year.