Arsene Wenger has given his Arsenal team news ahead of the Gunners’ Premier League match with Chelsea and it is not good news (via Daily Mirror).
Arsenal have had a fairly successful season on the injury front but things are changing during this busy festive period.
The Gunners were already without the likes of Aaron Ramsey, Nacho Monreal and Mesut Ozil for the match at West Bromwich Albion but a couple of key players were also forced off with knocks.
Sead Kolasinac and Laurent Koscielny were both replaced during the match and now, Arsene Wenger has provided an update on their wellbeing.
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“At the moment our injury list is quite long,” Wenger confessed.
“We lost Kolasinac, Koscielny in the game [at West Brom]. The two who have a little chance.
“Ozil might have a test this morning. Koscielny is 30-70 available.”
So, it seems that Arsenal will be without upto five key players for this massive fixture with Chelsea. The Gunners have pulled out some excellent results against the Blues in the last twelve months but that will only get harder to do again without a host of big-name players.