Arsenal provide update on Dani Ceballos and Willian injuries ahead of Leicester clash

Dani Ceballos looks on in Arsenal training after recovering from an ankle injury
Dani Ceballos could start for Arsenal against Leicester (Picture: Getty)

Arsenal have revealed that Dani Ceballos is available for selection after recovering from an ankle problem, but the club will make a late decision on whether Willian can face Leicester.

Though Arsenal have already lost to Liverpool and Manchester City in the Premier League this season, they sit sixth in the table but can go as high as second with a victory over Brendan Rodgers’ side at the Emirates.

Mikel Arteta’s men will be buoyed by their win away at Rapid Vienna in the Europa League on Thursday night but have had to deal with a number of injury concerns as they prepare to return to top-flight action.

Willian looks on during Arsenal's Premier League clash with Manchester City
Summer arrival Willian is struggling with a calf problem (Picture: Getty)

Rob Holding will play no part versus the Foxes after suffering a hamstring injury during Arsenal’s warm-up at the Etihad last weekend.

The Gunners have confirmed the central defender will be sidelined for around three weeks but there is some good news surrounding the fitness loanee Ceballos.

The Spaniard – who did not travel to Austria in midweek – has returned to training and is available again after recovering from bruising to his left ankle.

Arsenal Training Session
Holding has been ruled out of Sunday’s match due to a hamstring injury (Picture: Getty)

It’s hoped summer arrival Willian will also be able to feature at home to Leicester but Arsenal will make a late assessment over the forward’s calf issue.

Gabriel Martinelli (knee), Calum Chambers (knee) and Pablo Mari (ankle) and are all some way away from possible selection.

Mikel Arteta looks on during Arsenal's Europa League clash with Rapid Vienna
Arteta’s men will be buoyed by their Europa League victory over Rapid Vienna (Picture: Getty)

Arsenal head coach Arteta has warned his players that they face a ‘really difficult’ team in Leicester, who sit one place above them on goal difference ahead of their clash on Sunday night.

‘Well, they’re a really difficult team. I think Brendan and his team have done a great job,’ he said at his pre-match press conference.

‘They dramatically changed the philosophy and the way of playing, since they arrived and I think they had an incredible season last season.

‘This season, ups and downs, like almost every team in the Premier League and some incredible results, like when they played against Man City.

‘They can adapt and play different ways and sometimes they are really dominant, sometimes they can defend with a low block but overall they’re a really, really good team.’

Arsenal beat Leicester to secure a place in the fourth round of the Carabao Cup last month but Arteta is anticipating a ‘different game’ this weekend.

‘I think it was different. Different players and probably different formations as well, in a different competition,’ he added.

‘But I think we will both look at those and try to get something out of it, but I think it will be a different game.’

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