The upcoming match for Arsenal in the Boxing Day will be urgent, and here are some updates about their squad.
Boxing Day is the beginning of a intense calendar of the English Premier League. In 48 hours, teams will play up to two games, what a crazy calendar it is. But for Arsenal, the task is double-time harder. Arsenal will need a win in the Boxing Day, and in the mean time, they will need another victory after 48 hours.
With the squad that is currently being harmed by injuries, Arsenal’s goals would be much even more challenging.
Here are some essential updates of the Gunners’ squad ahead the Boxing Day match-up.
Aubameyang is not sure to start the clash again Chelsea for Arsenal as the captain is currently struggling with his right calf. In the previous training of this week, the Gabonese striker painfully left the training ground after suffering a calf strain. Aubameyang is working with the medical team of Arsenal to make sure he recovered from the pain.
Anyway, the absence of the Gabonese captain won’t be a surprise at all. Alexandre Lacazette will replace Aubameyang to be the leading forward of the Gunners if his teammate is absent.
After a match against Manchester City on Tuesday, Martinelli hurt his right shin badly and could stay out for such a long times. The youngster from Brazilian is a good rotation choice for Mikel Arteta, but the Spaniard should expect not to have his service this Boxing Day.
Good news is that he is recovering quite well and ready for the next year.
Newcomer – Partey – will sit out for the upcoming Boxing Day as he struggled with his left thigh at this moment. Partey suffered this injury in the match against Tottenham Hotspur on December. 6th. Though the player is recovering well, he will be unavailable this Boxing Day.
His position can be replaced by Mohamed Elneny.
Xakha will be back on the Boxing Day after finishing his suspension streak of 3 matches. The Internation Swiss star can start the match alongside Elneny. Anyway, Arteta has not revealed any further information about his former captain yet. Perhaps, we can see Xakha on the bench as well.