The FA Cup continues this weekend as the field is dwindled down to 16 teams with the race to reach Wembley hotting up. Arsenal will face a trip to the south coast in order to take on Bournemouth which, in itself, should serve as a pretty intriguing game.
Today we want to take a quick look at the team news situation courtesy of the club themselves, in what is bound to be another tricky game against the Cherries – despite their recent form.
Suspended. Further to receiving a red card at Crystal Palace (a) on January 11, suspended for Monday’s game at Bournemouth.
Not having Auba for this game isn’t the worst thing in the world, especially with Martinelli being on such a great run of form.
Left knee. Ruptured anterior cruciate ligament of his left knee during Chelsea (h) on December 29. Successful surgery completed. Rehabilitation process expected to take between six and nine months.
We’re still gutted about Chambers being out but hopefully, he’ll be back before we know it.
Left thigh strain. Hoping to return to full training in the winter break period after Burnley (a) on February 2.
A half fit Kolasinac scares us when you think about what fully fit Sead is like, so we’re happy for him to sit this one out.
Suspended. Further to receiving red card at Chelsea (a) on January 21, suspended for Monday’s game at Bournemouth.
Arsenal should be fine without the influence of the controversial Brazilian.
Right hamstring. Hoping to return to full training in the winter break period after Burnley (a) on February 2.
Nelson would’ve done well in a game like this, but again, his fitness is the priority.
Back in full training further to illness. Being assessed ahead of Bournemouth (a).
Sokratis would bring a little bit of stability to the back four, so we hope that he makes it back in time.
Right shoulder. Dislocated right shoulder during West Ham Utd (a) on December 9. Successful surgery completed. Good progress being made in rehabilitation process with participation in regular outdoor fitness sessions. Aiming to return to full training in March.
If this man isn’t fully fit soon then grown men will legitimately start crying. He’s a great player, and hopefully he can help with the run-in from March onwards.
Courtesy of Arsenal.com
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