Arsenal fear they may have to let Granit Xhaka go for a cut-price fee in January.
The Swiss midfielder has already been stripped of the captaincy and fears he has no future at the club after the bust-up during the recent draw with Crystal Palace at the Emirates.
It now seems certain that Xhaka will be sold in the next transfer window with Germany the most likely destination.
But according to the Mail, Arsenal have their concerns ahead of the January transfer window opens.
The Gunners are said to be fearful that clubs interested in Xhaka will attempt to capitalise on the clash with supporters, and table a low offer.
Xhaka was a £34m signing from Borussia Monchengladbach in 2016 and is still highly-regarded in the Bundesliga.
Arsenal know they won’t get anywhere near that fee in January but do not want to let him go cheaply.
Unai Emery’s side return to action at the King Power Stadium on Saturday with Xhaka’s involvement in doubt.
Meanwhile, Sokratis says the Gunners have to defeat Leicester City to keep themselves in the Champions League race.
Defeat to Leicester could see Arsenal fall nine points off the pace for a top-four place.