Arsenal midfielder and newly appointed captain Mikel Arteta is a doubt for the trip to his former club Everton on the weekend, after suffering an ankle injury in the clash against Besiktas in Turkey on Tuesday.
The Gunners travelled to take on the Turkish giants in the Champions League play-off yesterday and despite securing a 0-0 draw, Arsene Wenger’s men came out battered and bruised.
Aaron Ramsey was sent off, which he apologised for afterwards, and Arteta hobbled off during the game after being caught late on the ankle.
It now seems that Arsenal’s captain will miss the visit to his former club, with a sore ankle set to rule him out of the game as he emerges as an early doubt.
Arteta is an early doubt for Saturdays trip to Goodison after the #AFC MID suffered an ankle injury during tonights draw with Besiktas
— PhysioRoom.com News (@physioroom) August 19, 2014
The Gunners, however, have some good news with Lukas Podolski, Per Mertesacker and Mesut Ozil all in contention for a return.
Arteta recorded a 95% pass accuracy against Crystal Palace on Saturday