Arsenal have two new injury concerns ahead of the Premier League trip to Sheffield United.
The Sun reports that Dani Ceballos required an MRI scan on a hamstring injury suffered on international duty.
Ceballos missed two days of training as a result, but there is good news for the Gunners concerning the midfielder.
The 23-year-old recovered in time to start for Spain in Saturday’s Euro 2020 qualifier against Norway. They drew the match 1-1.
The Spaniards still top their qualification group ahead of Tuesday’s match with second-placed Sweden. It remains to be seen if Ceballos will play a part in that fixture as well.
The availability of the Real Madrid loanee will be a huge boost to Unai Emery ahead of their game at Bramall Lane. Ceballos has featured in all 11 of the North Londoners’ fixtures in all competitions so far this season.
More Arsenal injury news for Sheffield United trip
It’s not all good news for Arsenal, though, as football.london says that Reiss Nelson will not be making the trip to South Yorkshiure.
Nelson has a knee problem, pulling out of the most recent England Under-21 squad because of it.
The winger has been less integral to Emery’s side than Ceballos in 2019/20, making six appearances to date.
The article goes on to predict that the Gunners will continue with a front three of Nicolas Pepe, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Bukayo Saka.
This is despite the expected return of Alexandre Lacazette. The striker has missed the last six weeks with an ankle injury.
Yet Lacazette is now back in training and is likely to make his comeback against the Blades – albeit perhaps from the bench.
This will give Chris Wilder an added headache, although he does have the division’s second best defence to call upon. Only leaders Liverpool have conceded fewer than his side’s seven goals this term.