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Team news: Double blow for Arteta as Arsenal duo ruled out for at least 3 games

By on January 20, 2020

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Arsenal have been hit by a double injury blow after confirming Sead Kolasinac and Reiss Nelson will miss our next three games.

Kolasinac sat out Arsenal’s disappointing 1-1 draw with Sheffield United at the weekend after picking up a thigh injury in training and the club have confirmed on Arsenal.com that he’s now facing a spell on the sidelines.

Nelson also missed the draw at the Emirates on Saturday afternoon after suffering a hamstring injury in training and the winger has also been ruled out of action until next month.

Arsenal’s medical team hope that Kolasinac and Nelson will be able to resume full training during the winter break. It means they’ll miss upcoming games against Chelsea, Bournemouth [FA Cup] and Burnley but could be available for the visit of Newcastle on February 16.

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang remains on the sidelines for the trip to Stamford Bridge on Tuesday night as he’ll serve the second match of his three-game suspension while Calum Chambers won’t play again for at least six months due to a knee ligament injury.

Kieran Tierney is also still working his way back to full fitness following shoulder surgery while Sokratis is a doubt for the Chelsea game after missing the Sheffield United draw due to illness so Arteta could be without six players tomorrow evening.

The team news update on Arsenal.com provided the latest:

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang
Suspended. Further to receiving a red card at Crystal Palace on January 11, suspended for the game against Chelsea (a) and Bournemouth (a).

Calum Chambers
Left knee. Ruptured the anterior cruciate ligament of his left knee during Chelsea (h) on December 29. Successful surgery completed. Rehabilitation process expected to take between six and nine months.

Sead Kolasinac
Left thigh strain. Hoping to return to full training in the winter break period after Burnley (a) on February 2.

Reiss Nelson
Right hamstring. Hoping to return to full training in the winter break period after Burnley (a) on February 2.

Sokratis
Illness. Being assessed ahead of Chelsea (a).

Kieran Tierney
Right shoulder. Dislocated right shoulder during West Ham Utd (a) on December 9. Successful surgery completed. Rehabilitation process expected to take around three months, aiming to return to full training in March.

So injuries and suspensions have stretched our squad yet again ahead of a key game and Arteta is going to have to rely on teenage winger Bukayo Saka at left-back for the coming weeks with Kolasinac and Tierney both out.

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