Arsenal have confirmed that both Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Alexandre Lacazette will be missing for Friday evening’s clash with Everton.
The captain has returned to light training after being hospitalised with Malaria, but hasn’t recovered sufficiently to take part against the Toffees.
The Frenchman, meanwhile, is absent due to the hamstring strain picked up against Fulham on Sunday – there’s no time-frame put on his return to action, although typically a minor muscle tear is a three week spell on the sidelines.
Eddie Nketiah could be in line for a start up front after his last-gasp equaliser, while Gabriel Martinelli and Folarin Balogun are candidates.
Norwegian international Martin Odegaard’s ankle issue will be assessed to see how he responds to his return to training, while beyond that it’s only David Luiz and Kieran Tierney who will be unavailable to Mikel Arteta.
By the way, if you’re wondering what all this is, the last few days might have made you forget we’re a football team that plays football.
Let’s do some football guys!