Arsenal have posted an injury update on their official website ahead of Friday night’s clash against Everton and Mikel Arteta will be without four first-team stars – though it does detail a potential boost regarding Martin Odegaard.
The Gunners will be looking to get back to winning ways after a disappointing 1-1 draw with Fulham last time out. They play host to an inconsistent Everton side that last drew 2-2 with Tottenham, at the Emirates on Friday.
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang contracted malaria while on international duty and it is stated that the Gunners skipper will look to return to first-team training towards the end of this week – though he will be unavailable.
Alexandre Lacazette has been in stunning form, scoring a two successive braces against Sheffield United and then Slavia Prague. But the French striker suffered a hamstring strain against Fulham, and will miss Everton’s visit.
Similarly, Kieran Tierney and David Luiz will also miss out – though Luiz is hoping to return to training next week while Tierney still faces upto three weeks on the sidelines. There was a boost regarding Odegaard, though.
The Real Madrid loanee has a chance of returning to the side having missed the last four matches with an ankle issue. He is in light training and it is claimed he will be assessed before Mikel Arteta picks his Everton squad.