The Gunners have taken a step closer to strengthening the team that looks better not than a relegation side. Early this week, Martin Odegaard, the Norwegian international joined Arsenal from Real Madrid for an initial £30m fee plus bonuses of around £4m; (pending medicals). Meanwhile, the club is keen to get a deal done for Aaron Ramsdale from Sheffield United so the goalkeeper can be part of the Premier League game against Chelsea on Sunday, but Aaron may not be the miracle Arteta needs due to the queue of injuries in the team.
Aubameyang, the captain of the side who tested positive for Covid-19 a couple of weeks ago has now been tested negative and may be available for selection against fierce rivals, Chelsea FC.
On the injury list is also Thomas Partey who has been frequently having issues with his Right ankle. Thomas sustained an injury to ligaments in his right ankle during the friendly match against Chelsea on August 1. The club medical team has proposed August ending as a returning date for the Ghanaian.
More to the Gunners’ woes, Alexandre Lacazette is also considered unfit for their Sunday clash due to Covid. Lacazzete is still recovering and will not be available for Sunday’s match.
The other players also set to miss the Sunday clash against Thomas Tuchel flying Chelsea as released by the club are:
Gabriel Magalhaes – Right knee
Eddie Nketiah – Right ankle
Alex Runarsson – Tested positive for Covid-19
Willian – Tested positive for Covid-19
The Gunners are currently 17th on the table after losing their opening match to Brentford, a newly-promoted side. Mikel Arteta will need to prove his worth against Tuchel who just armoured his team with Romelu Menama Lukaku from Inter Milan.
Things may look blur for the Gunners, though, but Chelsea is not new to Arsenal considering their back to back wins over the Blues last season.
By: Elisha Aberiganya | Follow us on Twitter @activtvgh