Arsenal face Hull City on Saturday afternoon and will most likely be missing two more players.
Hector Bellerin and Lucas Perez are both set to miss the early kick off against Hull, as well as Aaron Ramsey and Santi Cazorla, who were already sidelined.
Hector Bellerin (concussion)
As anyone will know if they watched Arsenal’s 3-1 loss to Chelsea at Stamford Bridge last Saturday, the right-back collided with goalscorer, Marcos Alonso’s, leading elbow. The foul led to not just a goal but a concussed Bellerin, who is set to receive the results of his MRI scan on Friday and is currently resting at home.
Given the FA advise a rest period of 14 days, I’d say he’s more than likely going to miss the match at the Emirates on Saturday.
Lucas Perez (ankle)
The forward was left out of Arsenal’s squad to face Chelsea due to a ‘minor’ ankle problem that he picked up in training.
Apparently, he was just left out as a precaution, however, and Arsenal are hopeful that he’ll be ready to face Hull.
Aaron Ramsey (calf)
Last week, Arsene Wenger claimed that the midfielder was three weeks away after picking up a calf strain during Arsenal’s embarrassing 2-1 loss to Watford at the Emirates. Therefore, using my mind-blowing math skills, I can deduce that he should be back in two weeks.
This is Ramsey, however.
Santi Cazorla (ankle)
The midfielder could be sunning himself on a Spanish beach somewhere for all I know. He’s still out after a second ankle surgery.
The Egypt international is set to return from international duty after playing in the Africa Cup of Nations final. Sadly, his country lost 2-1 to Cameroon despite the 24-year-old scoring.
|Cazorla, Santi||Achilles Tendonosis||Recovery||19 Oct 16||01 Jul 17|
|Gibbs, Kieran||Knock||Recovery||16 Mar 17||02 Apr 17|
|Özil, Mesut||Hamstring Strain||Evaluation||18 Mar 17||TBD|
|Pérez, Lucas||Thigh Injury||Recovery||18 Mar 17||TBD|
|Cech, Petr||Calf Strain||Evaluation||18 Mar 17||TBD|