The week just gets worse for Arsenal, not only did they lose to Southampton in the Premier League and get dumped out of the Carabao Cup by bitter local rivals Tottenham, they now have an ever-worsening injury crisis
For starters, not one of the players that missed the Tottenham game through injury is expected to be back for the Burnley game and you can now add Henrikh Mkhitaryan to the growing injury list.
The Armenia international will be assessed right up until kick off after picking up an ankle knock in the midweek game against Spurs.
Sead Kolasinac will not be back in time to face the Clarets, his thigh problem is still keeping him on the sidelines.
Hector Bellerin has now been ruled out for at least two weeks with the calf problem he picked up against Southampton and is likely to miss the entire football festive season.
Shkodran Mustafi is also out of this weekend’s game against Burnley due to a hamstring problem and Konstantinos Mavropanos is still not yet back to full fitness following his groin problems.
Other players on the sidelines include Emile Smith Rowe (hip)and of course, long-term absentees Danny Welbeck and Rob Holding.
Arsenal can at least welcome back Mesut Ozil, who is expected to be back in action following tactical changes made by Unai Emery.
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