Arsenal boss, Mikel Arteta, is going to be without six key players once they combat Molde in an away Europa League clash on Thursday thanks to injuries and a positive COVID-19 test result.
The players are Mohamed Elneny, Sead Kolasinac, Thomas Partey, Bukayo Saka, Willian, and Gabriel Martinelli.
Arsenal disclosed this during a statement via its official website on Wednesday.
Arteta’s side head to the sport following a 0-0 draw with Leeds United within the Premier League last weekend.
“Mohamed Elneny – Tested positive for Covid-19 while on international duty with Egypt. Mo is asymptomatic and follows protocols before returning to training. he’s unavailable for Thursday’s match,” the statement read.
Sead Kolasinac -Tested positive for Covid-19 while on international duty with Bosnia & Herzegovina. Sead is additionally currently asymptomatic and following protocols before returning to training. he’s unavailable for Thursday’s match.
“Thomas Partey – Left thigh. Sustained strain to left thigh during Aston Villa (h) on November 8 and has not travelled to Molde and progressed in rehabilitation.
“Bukayo Saka -Right leg impact. Sustained dead leg during the match at Leeds. Has not travelled to Molde but are going to be available for Sunday’s match against Wolves.
“Willian – Left calf. Slight calf issue sustained during the match at Leeds. Has not travelled to Molde. Will still be assessed and getting to be available for Sunday’s match against Wolves.
Gabriel Martinelli – Left knee. Sustained injury during training on the summer solstice. Gabi has also progressed alright and is functioning well in group sessions and aims to integrate into squad sessions over a subsequent fortnight .”
The kick-off time for the match is 6: 55 pm.