Arsenal team news and player availability ahead of Burnley clash

Latest Arsenal injury and suspension updates.

The Gunners will be looking for a second consecutive win when they visit Turf More this weekend but is everyone fit and available?

In this article, I run you through the Gunners team and show you who is available for selection and who is not based on info from the clubs official website.

David Luiz and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang are both available for selection following their respective suspensions; Auba has missed the last three games while Luiz had to sit out the last match.

Calum Chambers and Kieran Tierney are both still out of this game with long term injuries. Chambers is expected to be out for at least six months, while Tierney could be back in contention around March.

Sead Kolasinac strained his thigh in his last game for the club. He reportedly made some good progress this week, but he will still be assessed carefully before he can be named in the team to face the Clarets.

Reiss Nelson will be back in action after the game against Burnley as he is still nursing an injury to his right hamstring.

Shkodran Mustafi suffered a sprained ankle in his last game, but he will not be laid off for long and he is being assessed ahead of this game too.

As for new signing Pablo Mari, I have no idea yet if he will be in the matchday squad and Cedric Soares is reportedly injured and will not be available for a couple of weeks yet but that has to be confirmed by the club.


  1. Amid all the hype and hysteria of today (which I love), some sanity!!!

    We should be able to field a strong enough squad to get three points and it will be interesting to see if MA will change the team from the morale boosting win at Bournemouth?

      1. Yeah, his (goal scoring) is quite poor atm, but I don’t agree with calling the player woeful. One can notice that in every game he is working really hard for the team. Hopefully, he’ll get back his goal scoring mojo back soon.

  2. So I think Arteta’s the line-up could be like this:

    ………………. Leno
    Bellerin . Sokratis . Luiz . Saka
    …….. Torreira ……. Xhaka
    Aubameyang …….. Ozil ……. Martinelli
    …………….. Lacazette

    1. I really hope not, as far as the midfield and forwards are concerned. Laca should make way for Nketiah and Özil for Ceballos. Then we’ll be cooking!!

    2. @gotanidea
      Lacazette and Ozil is the issue I have here.I think Ceballos should be tested instead of Ozil while Auba plays top9 and then PEP retains his position.
      Lacazette should be benched

  3. I hope Arteta’s try this line-up
    Bellerin Sokratis Luiz Saka
    Torreira Xhaka
    Pepe/AMN Ceballos Martinelli

  4. ………….Auba
    ……….Dani. Lucas………..
    Saka . Mari. Luiz. Hector

    Let Aubameyang and Laca play together through the middle in a two, watch what happens.

  5. A chacun son avis. Je ne trouve pas LACAZETTE lamentable (et MA, non plus ?). Il est en panne de buts, mais il est souvent sur des actions de but et travaille énormément. Pour moi, sa balance est positive, pas très positive puisqu’il ne marque pas … encore ! J’attends un déclic, il le mérite.
    PEPE et son pied gauche rencontrent aussi des difficultés pour assumer ses frais de transfert, bilan en fin d’année. Dommage que MARTINELLI soit plus à l’aise à gauche qu’à droite, sinon !!!
    Puisqu’il est rétabli, j’aimerais bien voir CEBALLOS à nouveau titulaire (même à la place de OZIL) ou remplaçant titulaire.

    1. I know it will be difficult but please try and comment in English. You can use google translate and we will all understand if there are some funny translations. I cannot monitor comments in foreign languages and it would be unfair on others who type in English but it is not their first language. I hope you understand.

  6. Woeful is not a word I associate with Lacazette who is a fine footballer who is merely going through a bad patch.To suggest he is dreadful shows a lack of understanding of the game and is disrespectful in his case.However, on this site everyone is entitled to their own views which is how it should be.

  7. If a Gran like ya could see the effort and dedication Laca is putting forth in our team despite no goals.! Then probably your a sensible Gramps!

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