Arsenal have confirmed Kieran Tierney, David Luiz, Alexandre Lacazette and club skipper Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang will be unavailable for Friday’s Premier League showdown with Everton.
The Gunners head into game, aiming of get back to winning ways after a disappointing 1-1 draw with Fulham last time out. Despite Mikel Arteta’s men made a bright start to the game, in which Martinelli seeing an effort go just wide and Ceballos’s goal was chalked off for offside in the buildup, it was the visitor who broken the deadlock through spot-kick in 59th minutes.
A big thanks to substitute Eddie Nketiah, who scored in seventh and final minutes of stoppage time to salvage a point for Mikel Arteta’s side.
And ahead of crucial clash against Everton, who ended their outings against Spur with 2-2 draw, Mikel Arteta & co. will be without four first-team stars but received huge boost regarding Martin Odegaard injury problem.
Lacazette, who bagged back-to-back braces against Sheffield United and Slavia Prague, sustaining a hamstring injury against Fulham and is doubt for Friday’s clash against Everton.
Aubameyang on the other hand, spent time in hospital after contracting malaria on international duty and it is stated that the club skipper will look to return to first-team training towards the end of this week – though he will be unavailable.
Similarly, David Luiz and Kieran Tierney will also miss out – though Luiz, who clocks 34 today, expecting to return to first-team training next week while Tierney still faces upto two weeks on the sidelines.
There was a boost regarding Martin Odegaard injury problem. The attacking midfielder has a chance of returning to the side having missed the last four matches with an ankle issue. He is in light training and it is claimed he will be assessed before Mikel Arteta picks his Everton squad.