Arsenal have confirmed that the likes of David Luiz, Emile Smith Rowe, Sokratis, Calum Chambers, Pablo Mari, Gabriel Martinelli and Shkodran Mustafi will all miss their Premier League opener clash against Fulham on Saturday afternoon.
According to a statement released through Arsenal’s official website on Friday, Luiz, Emile, Sokratis, Chambers, Mari, Martinelli and Mustafi are all currently injured.
Arsenal head to the game following a 3-2 friendly defeat against Aston Villa last Saturday.
The statement read: “David Luiz – Neck spasm. Currently being assessed and undergoing treatment with good response. Will miss Saturday’s match at Fulham.
“Emile Smith Rowe – Sustained an injury to his right shoulder in training. Protective sling will be removed by the end of next week and aiming to integrate back into training soon afterwards.
“Sokratis – Right calf. Sustained mild strain to right calf in training. Will miss Saturday’s match at Fulham. Aiming to integrate back into full training within the next week.
“Calum Chambers – Left knee. Ruptured anterior cruciate ligament of his left knee against Chelsea on December 29.
“Pablo Mari – Left ankle. Sustained significant sprain to ankle ligaments against Manchester City on June 17.
“Gabriel Martinelli – Left knee. Sustained injury during training on June 21.
“Shkodran Mustafi – Right hamstring sustained during FA Cup semi-final on July 18.”
The match’s kick-off time is 12:30 pm, at Craven Cottage.