Sead Kolasinac and Hector Bellerin Arsenal
Sead Kolasinac and Hector Bellerin Arsenal

Arsenal take on Burnley at Turf Moor on Sunday and the game could see the return of Sead Kolasinac to action.

The Bosnian international missed the Gunners’ game against Sheffield United with a thigh strain earlier this month but was expected to be back in action pretty soon.

Then the club released an official statement saying that the left-back would only return back to action after the winter break. And this was a major cause of concern for the manager since Kieran Tierney had already been ruled out for the next couple of months with a dislocated shoulder.

So in the absence of both Tierney and Sead Kolasinac, it is young Bukayo Saka who has been filling in at left-back for Arsenal in the past couple of games and was expected to do the same against Burnley on Sunday.

Now though, the North London side have put out an initial injury update in which they claim Sead Kolasinac could make a comeback this weekend.

While his participation is not a 100 percent just yet but as per the report, the full-back has made good progress this week and will be assessed before the Burnley game.

If Sead Kolasinac does make a comeback then it will be a huge boost for the manager since Bukayo Saka has also played a number of games on the trot and is badly in need of a rest.

Here’s the injury updates in full(as per the club’s official website):

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang
Available for selection after suspension.

Calum Chambers
Left knee. Ruptured anterior cruciate ligament of his left knee during Chelsea (h) on 29 December. Successful surgery completed. Rehabilitation process expected to take between six to nine months.

Sead Kolasinac
Left thigh strain. Has progressed well this week and will be assessed ahead of Burnley (a).

David Luiz
Available for selection after suspension.

Shkodran Mustafi
Left ankle. Sprained ankle during Bournemouth (a) on 27 January. Being assessed ahead of Burnley (a).

Reiss Nelson
Right hamstring. Hoping to return to full training in the winter break period after Burnley (a).

Kieran Tierney
Right shoulder. Dislocated right shoulder during West Ham Utd (a) on 9 December. Successful surgery completed. Good progress being made in rehabilitation process with participation in regular outdoor fitness sessions. Aiming to return to full training in March.

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