Reports: Mikel Arteta a doubt for Arsenal’s clash against Everton

Fellaini Arteta

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.

Arsenal’s Aaron Ramsey apologises for getting sent off against Besiktas

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.

The Gunners, however, have some good news with Lukas Podolski, Per Mertesacker and Mesut Ozil all in contention for a return.

Arsene Wenger: Per Mertesacker, Lukas Poldolski and Mesut Ozil “should” be available for Arsenal this weekend


Arteta recorded a 95% pass accuracy against Crystal Palace on Saturday

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