Arsenal have received positive news on goalkeeper Bernd Leno after the keeper was injured against Brighton last weekend.

It was initially feared that the goalkeeper will be out for a very long time with a serious knee injury. But according to the team news published on the club’s official website this evening the injury was not bad as was first feared.

Here is the team news ahead of the clash against Southampton

Bernd Leno

Right knee. Positive news after detailed assessments. Sustained moderate ligament sprain during Brighton & Hove (a) on Saturday. Aiming to return to full training in four to six weeks.

Granit Xhaka

Back in full training from sprained right ankle sustained during Manchester City (a).


Back in full training following mild strain to right thigh.

David Luiz

Suspended. Serving second match of two-match ban after red card during Manchester City (a). David received a one-match ban for the offence, with another match being added due to it being his second red card of the season.

Pablo Mari

Left ankle. Sustained significant sprain to ankle ligaments during Manchester City (a) on Wednesday. Further assessments and specialist consultations to take place in forthcoming days to establish recovery programme. Likely to return to action in two to three months.

Gabriel Martinelli

Left knee. Sustained cartilage injury during training on Sunday. Further assessments and tests to take place in forthcoming days.

Cedric Soares

Integrating back into full training following facial injury. Successful procedure has taken place further to nasal fracture sustained in training. Aiming to be available for selection after Sheffield United (a).

Lucas Torreira

Right ankle. Sustained fracture to right ankle during Portsmouth (a) on March 2. Progressing well and aiming to return to full training in the next two to three weeks.

Calum Chambers

Left knee. Ruptured anterior cruciate ligament of his left knee during Chelsea (h) on 29 December. Rehabilitation post-surgical repair continuing and currently progressing well with running and gym work. Will not be available for proposed schedule of remaining 2019/20 matches.