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Premier League: Six Arsenal Players To Miss Chelsea Clash

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Six Arsenal senior players may not be available for head coach Mikel Arteta when the Gunners take on Chelsea at Stamford Bridge on Tuesday.

Captain Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang remains suspended, while Sokratis remains a doubt with illness after missing the 1-1 draw with Sheffield United.

Sead Kolasinac and Reiss Nelson are expected to return after the winter break next month.

A club statement on Monday, read: “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.”



Ogbolu George is a graduate of Mass Communication from the University of Benin. He loves politics, is a movie addict and a die-hard Arsenal fan. George is a Senior Content Creator at Naija News.