Mikel Arteta provides positive injury update on Bernd Leno
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Mikel Arteta provides positive injury update on Bernd Leno

Arsenal's boss Mikel Arteta has revealed Bernd Leno's injury is not as bad as it was feared at the start. 

Leno will miss the rest of this season but fears he might be sidelined for up to 9 months with a cruciate injury were allayed this evening as Arteta faced the media ahead of Soton clash. 

On Leno 

"Well, we thought it was going to be a more significant injury, we don't know the extent of the injury still but at least we know the cruciate ligaments are not damaged. That was the biggest fear at the start. He was more positive and in less pain today so that's good news."

On Xhaka and Sokratis

"Well, we don't know yet - they haven't trained fully with the team yet. Let's see how they are tomorrow and if they can be involved in any way with the squad. But they are not yet ready."

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