Injury updates as Arsenal train ahead of Leicester clash

Arsenal manager Unai

Arsenal will break into the top four with victory on Monday - a win would leave them two points off the top - but Puel is prepared to reserve judgement over whether they can win a first title since 2004. "The TV is [free] to choose the matches Friday, Sunday, Monday", he said. "I believe in him and in the other players".

"But he needs to continue his adaptation for us, for the Premier League, for the rhythm". 'Then when he can play and available for games in the training, [then] we can think he is okay to play.

"But giving a player £200,000-a-week is going to be a lot less than buying a £40million player and giving him £130,000-a-week".

Leicester captain Wes Morgan serves a one-match ban for his red card in the defeat by Everton.

"I'm sure with the help of the fans and everyone at the club we will be able to do it".

The boss suggested at his pre-match press conference last week that Sokratis would be monitored in the days leading up to the game but it looks like the Greek star will miss out as he wasn't among the players photographed in training at London Colney on Sunday afternoon. They are very competitive, have very good players and we need every single player, and our mentality to be stronger'. "It's not different [than it is] for other players".

"We are very happy but my message to him is: "Every day, don't stop".

And while Petr Cech has been back on the training ground this week after a three-week injury layoff, Emery said he is not ready to play yet: "Petr Cech is getting better from his injury but he's not training with the group".

"He is very important for us because he is our captain".

"We need to stay with the best teams in the Premier League. But this process is very hard and very long".

The north London outfit lost 2-0 to defending Premier League champions Manchester City in their opening fixture of the campaign before Arsenal slumped to a 3-2 loss to derby rivals Chelsea FC at Stamford Bridge back in August.

He cooled suggestions he has changed the mentality of Wenger's Arsenal side into a winning one.

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