Bad news for Arsenal ahead Southampton clash

As Arsenal return to the English Premier League on Saturday, the manager of the club, Mikel Arteta has learned that some of his key players will not be available for selection.

Arteta will be without three key players when his side take on Southampton in a Premier League tie on Saturday at the Emirates Stadium due to injury.

Sead Kolasinac, Bernd Leno and Emile Smith Rowe have been ruled out due to Injury and the three will not be available for the Gunners on Saturday.

The kick-off time for the game between Arsenal vs Southampton is 4pm.

Arsenal confirmed this in a statement via their website on Friday.

Arsenal head to the game following a 2-1 demoralising defeat to Everton in their last Premier League game.

The statement read in part, “Left ankle. Sead sustained a significant injury to his left ankle playing for Bosnia and Herzegovina during the November international period. Sead is now running outside and is aiming to be back in full training in January.

“Bernd Leno – Right groin. Bernd sustained a groin issue in training last week and is being assessed ahead of Saturday’s match.

“Emile Smith Rowe – Right groin. Emile sustained a groin issue during the match against Manchester United last week and is being assessed ahead of Saturday’s match.”

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