Arsenal injury news: Unai Emery offers positive update on Alex Iwobi, Stephan Lichtsteiner & Ainsley Maitland-Niles


Clan with Bournemouth on Wednesday

Unai Emery was without Ainsley Maitland-Niles against Southampton and saw Stephan Lichtsteiner and Alex Iwobi limp out of a 2-0 win, but all three are expected to be ready for midweek duty.

Of the past struggles over recent weeks.

It seems to be the case for the treatment of the body which is lifted in the Premier League's top four.

Emery is, however, who has been struggling with illness – will be in contention to face Bournemouth on Wednesday.

The Spaniard said of Nigeria's international midfielder Iwobi: "I hope it's only one knock and not a more important injury. I hope he can play Wednesday. "

He added on the versatile Swiss defender: "Lichtsteiner has back pain but I think he can also be okay for Wednesday."

And on a 21-year-old academy gradate, he said: "I hope also Maitland-Niles can be ready for Wednesday."

For now, Arsenal will be able to reflect on a positive result which has been set for the Champions League qualification.

Unai Emery Arsenal 2018-19

Emery said of that battle: "For us, the first competition is the Premier League because it is giving us the possibility to be consistent. It's the first target for us, but also the Europa League.

"The Premier League is giving consistency and at the moment I think we are feeling strong at home. We think we need more consistency away. We know that. "

Champions League outings – with a 3-1 aggregate victory over BATE in the competition having booked a last-16 date with Rennes.

Emery added: "We have the habit to play a lot of matches in one week.

I think today I am happy because I said to them, I was very proud of them. Also, it was a dangerous match with the result of the first leg losing 1-0.

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"Today we decided to change in the squad and it's very important to carry on with our players and performance with different players.

"We need to be together and we can play with each other."