A number of Arsenal players are set to miss the Thursday's clash due to injuries. Granit Xhaka and Sead Kolasinac are approved to miss the clash while Bukayo Saka is doubted whether he will be fit or not.
"Granit is still not ready. Kolasinac is still not ready. We have a doubt with Bukayo and a few other knocks we had from Newcastle. I am hopeful [for Bukayo] but we don't know.I am hopeful but we don’t know. It’s a really short turnaround. THe player has to be comfortable playing with a little injury." Said Mikel Arteta in respond to injuries update.
It is clear Arsenal will miss the service of crucial players such as Granit Xhaka who plays in the midfield and Sead Kolasinac who is a defender. As for Bukayo Saka, the fans should not be optimistic since Mikel Arteta has indicated that it will depend on Saka's ability to withstand the intensity of the match.
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