Some Arsenal supporters may be worried about this evening’s fixture against Southampton after the Gunners leaked five goals in their last two games.
However, a recent Instagram post from defender Sokratis could please them greatly as he looks to be fit and raring to go for the trip to St Mary’s.
The Greek centre-back had not been involved in the squad since the return of the Premier League but news this week from Arsenal suggested that he could return for the match against the Saints, which seems to have since been validated by the 32-year-old. The defender posted an image of him in training, with the caption ‘Happy to be back 💪🏻💪🏻💪🏻’
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Given their defensive deficiencies of late, Arsenal could do with Sokraits back in their side, with his on-field commitment exemplified by match averages of 1.2 tackles and 3.3 clearances this season, per WhoScored.
His experience of 90 caps for Greece, along with his time in the Bundesliga as well as at Arsenal, could help to provide the Gunners’ defence with the type of leadership that seems to have been lacking of late.
Arsenal fans, how much do the Gunners need Sokratis back for the Southampton game? Comment below with your views!
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