Arsenal will be without three first team players as they take on Southampton in a crucial premier league encounter on Saturday.
This was confirmed on Friday in a statement from the club’s official website ahead of the game on Saturday which kicks off by 4pm.
According to the Gunners, Mikel Arteta will be without Sead Kolasinac, Bernd Leno, and Emile Smith Rowe for the premier league game at the Emirates Stadium on Saturday.
All the three players are out due to injuries though Leno and Smith Rowe will still be assessed before the game on Saturday while Kolasinac is out till January 2022.
The statement read in part, “Left ankle. Sead sustained a significant injury to his left ankle playing for Bosnia and Herzegovina during the November international period. Sead is now running outside and is aiming to be back in full training in January.
“Bernd Leno – Right groin. Bernd sustained a groin issue in training last week and is being assessed ahead of Saturday’s match.
“Emile Smith Rowe – Right groin. Emile sustained a groin issue during the match against Manchester United last week and is being assessed ahead of Saturday’s match.”
Naija News reports Arteta and his boys are under pressure to win Saturday’s game after losing the last two games against Everton and Manchester United.
In other news, Real Madrid veteran left-back, Marcelo is set to leave Santiago Bernabéu after fifteen years with the club.
The Brazilian in his time at the club has made five hundred and thirty-three first-team appearances and won twenty-two trophies.
According to UK Mirror, Marcelo will be out of contract this summer and his deal at the club might not be renewed, which means he would leave the club as a free agent.
Marcelo has expressed intention to return to Brazil, with his former club, Fluminense, whom he left to join Madrid in January 2007, thought to be his ideal destination.
This article was originally published on Naija News