Arsenal vs Leicester: THREE changes made, Mhkitaryan, Iwobi and Welbeck Dropped

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Unai Emery revealed on Thursday that every Arsenal player who went on international duty returned without any injury problems, apart from centre-back Sokratis Papastathopoulous.

He has some bruising on his ankle and is being assessed ahead of Monday night’s fixture, with Emery claiming it will be difficult for him to play.

Mesut Özil has recovered from a back spasm while Danny Welbeck is now back in training following a hamstring injury.

That means Emery would be free to use the same starting XI from the 5-1 win over Fulham, but Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is almost certain to return to the side having dropped to the bench last time out following an illness.

He returned early from his time with Gabon, having played only one match, and is ready to be involved according to Emery.

There is still a slight doubt over Aaron Ramsey after he missed Wales’ second game of the international break because his wife gave birth to twins.

We think he will play against Leicester as Emery gave no indication in his Thursday press conference that he might be absent.

Finally, Emery said that Petr Cech is closer to a return and is being assessed ahead of Gameweek 9.

Ainsley Maitland-Niles has returned to full training, while Laurent Koscielny and Konstantinos Mavropanos remain sidelined through injury.

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