The opening of the Premier League, Arsenal Crisis Defender
Arsenal certainly will not be strengthened Laurent Koscielny in the opening game of the Premier League 2017-2018 season. Meanwhile Shkodran Mustafi, Rob Holding, and Hector Bellerin have a busy schedule in the summer.
Arsenal have already set off on a pre-season tour to Australia in preparation for the new season. They will meet with Leicester in the opening game of the Premier League August 11 later.
However, just like last season when they defeated Liverpool in the inaugural match, Wenger will again trouble mixing the back line according to Football.London report.
Laurent Koscielny’s red card against Everton on the last day of the Premier League last season means he will miss the first two games of the following season. Meanwhile Shkodran Mustafi, Rob Holding and Calum Chambers did not travel to Australia because they played in the Confederations Cup and U21 EURO.
The three players are expected to get an extra holiday time to recover – such as Bellerin who played in the final of Euro U21. In addition, Gabriel is also not clear when to get back to play after getting a knee injury that made him absent in the FA Cup final.
Only Per Mertesacker and Carl Jenkinson senior defender are left in the squad – Jenkinson is a right back and will likely go this summer and be left out for pre-season.
Wenger seems to have to return Nacho Monreal as a central defender or maybe his younger Krystian Bielik if he is interested. With three defender formations like last season they performed pretty well. (Source: mirror.co.uk)