Four of Arsenal’s key players are having injuries assessed ahead of Saturday’s FA Cup third-round tie with Blackpool (via Arsenal.com).
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Match: Blackpool v Arsenal
Stadium: Bloomfield Road
Kick-Off (UK Time): 17:30 05/01/2019
It’s the third round of the FA Cup with Arsenal looking to secure their first win in a competition they have dominated in recent seasons.
The Gunners have won three of the last five titles in the cup with Unai Emery looking to make a big impression in his first match in the historic cup.
Blackpool will be Emery’s first FA Cup opponents and it could be a tough one considering the club’s current injury problems.
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In light of that, Arsenal have confirmed their team news ahead of the match.
The club has stated that every one of Mesut Ozil, Hector Bellerin, Shkodran Mustafi and Nacho Monreal are still being assessed ahead of the match.
The Gunners have also confirmed that Dinos Mavropanos has returned to full training after a lengthy lay-off but that Emile Smith Rowe and Henrikh Mkhitaryan are still a few weeks away. hopefully, all of these players will make a full return to fitness before long because the Gunners are looking a little short in some areas of the pitch.