Tomiyasu, Aubameyang, Maitland-Niles: Arsenal injury news following Norwich City clash

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Arsenal recorded an impressive 5-0 Premier League win against Norwich City on Sunday afternoon.

The Gunners broke the deadlock through Bukayo Saka in the opening exchanges before left-back Kieran Tierney doubled their lead shortly before the break.

Mikel Arteta’s side then scored three second-half goals as Saka netted his second before Alexandre Lacazette and Emile Smith Rowe rounded off the scoring for the day.

The north Londoners were due to face Wolves on Tuesday afternoon but the game has since been postponed due to a number of positive Covid-19 cases within Bruno Lage’s squad.

Instead, Arteta’s men will host Manchester City at the Emirates Stadium on New Year’s Day in what is likely to be a mouth-watering clash given both sides’ recent form.

With all of this being said, football.london rounds up all of the very latest Arsenal-related injury and Covid-19 news following the win over the Canaries.

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Takehiro Tomiyasu, Cedric Soares, Callum Chambers and Ainsley Maitland-Niles

Arsenal confirmed that Japan international Tomiyasu, along with Hale End graduate Ainsley Maitland-Niles and Portuguese right-back Cedric Soares have all tested positive for Covid-19.

The three versatile defenders will all isolate until they are able to return a negative result as Englishman Calum Chambers also continues his isolation after testing positive before last week’s League Cup fixture against Sunderland.

What the club have said: “Cedric, Tomiyasu and Maitland-Niles all miss out on today’s squad after testing positive with Covid. Get well soon lads.”

Expected return date: Unknown

Pablo Mari and Sambi Lokonga

Mari and Sambi Lokonga also tested positive for Covid-19 earlier this month and were also isolating until they are able to return a negative result.

They returned to the matchday squad at Carrow Road as both players were unused substitute against Dean Smith’s side.

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Expected return date: Man City (H) – January 1.

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang

Aubameyang has missed the last few matches because of a disciplinary breach. His future at Arsenal is now uncertain and a return date is yet to be determined.

What Arteta said: “No, he’s not available for selection.”

Expected return date: N/A

Sead Kolasinac

Kolasinac is unlikely to play any time soon, with the Bosnia and Herzegovina international sidelined with a ‘significant’ ankle injury that he suffered during November’s international break.

The former Schalke defender had to be carried off the field after a heavy challenge in a World Cup qualifier against Finland.

What’s been said: “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.”

Expected return date: New Year

Source by Football London

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