Update on Sokratis and Koscielny after injuries on Friday

Arsenal manager Unai Emery has provided an update on the likes of Sokratis and Laurent Koscielny after the defeat to Manchester United in the FA Cup on Friday.

The Gunners have been hit very hard by injuries this season, following the exit of Arsene Wenger who was also troubled by the same problems during his final years at the club.

Heading into the clash with Manchester United in the FA Cup, Arsenal were missing several players with Hector Bellerin being the latest to be sidelined.

Not too long into the game, Sokratis had to be withdrawn by the manager due to an injury blow and matters got worse as Laurent Koscielny also went off in the second half.

Arsenal’s depleted defence saw them go on to lose the game 3-1 as Manchester United’s counter attacking tactics benefited them once again.

Following the final whistle, most fans have been concerned about the status of the two defenders and according to Emery, the injuries might not be too serious.

“I think they weren’t big injuries for Sokratis [his ankle],” Emery said.

“Maybe Laurent Koscielny is going to hospital to [analyse] what injury he has. Maybe he’s broken [his cheek or jaw] but I hope not.”

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