Arsenal manager Unai Emery has said that Dani Ceballos suffered only a minor injury during the club’s 1-1 draw against Vitoria in the Europa League on Wednesday night.
The Spain international has been a regular for the Gunners since his loan move from Real Madrid during the summer and he has already racked 15 appearances across all competitions.
One of those came during the recent Europa League meeting against Vitoria where he was substituted in the second period with an apparent hamstring concern.
Following the game, Emery said that the midfielder may have suffered only a minor muscular problem but the extent of the damage will be assessed by the medical staff tomorrow.
“We are going to wait for the analysis tomorrow but, at the beginning, I think it’s a small injury,” he told BT Sport as quoted by The Mirror.
Ceballos appeared in discomfort shortly after pulling up his hamstring but he was thereafter able to continue for nearly three minutes with reasonable mobility before being replaced by Matteo Guendouzi.
As a result, the injury does not appear anything serious but he should definitely miss Saturday’s Premier League clash against Leicester City on the road.
Arsenal held most of the possession during the Europa League meeting against Vitoria but they were hugely disappointing on the attacking point of view with just one shot on target.
It can be said that they were lucky to come up with the point, given Vitoria were afforded with multiple scoring chances with one of those producing a brilliant save from Emiliano Martinez from a set-piece.