Arsenal have confirmed the squad heading Stateside for two friendly games and it’s missing Per Mertesacker.
The BFG, who is set to be named club captain, had been included in the provisional squad announced two days ago but has since picked up a knee problem.
It looks as though Calum Chambers and Rob Holding will play together in the centre of defence against the MLS All-Stars and Chivas de Guadalajara with Krystian Bielik providing back-up.
Gabriel also misses the trip as he’s infected with tonsillitis.
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Let’s hope Per’s knee injury isn’t too serious. We’re already short of options at the back with Laurent Koscielny likely to miss the start of the season after his long run to the final of Euro 2016.