Unconfirmed rumour claims £50M man the latest Covid absentee for Arsenal

Ben White is rumoured to be set to miss Arsenal’s clash with Chelsea this afternoon with a positive Coronavirus test.

This is all hear-say at present, but the DailyCannon claims that he turned up for the final training session before the match at the same time as his team-mates, before leaving training 20 minutes later, and did not join up with the rest of the players at the team hotel ahead of the game.

It’s either a very complex lie which is supposed to trick our rivals into believing he is set to miss out, but the most logical conclusion is that White will miss the today’s London derby match with the Blues, and at worst must isolate after either a positive test or at least contact with a supposed Covid-sufferer.

With Alexandre Lacazette, Willian and Alex Runarsson also ruled out thanks to Covid, as well as Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang having missed last week’s encounter with Brentford for the same reason, It seems extremely likely that these reports are likely to be true.

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Are we really set to have our preparation for our second PL match disrupted by another late absentee thanks to Covid?


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  1. We can question Arteta’s ability, and potential, but one cannot escape the horrendous bad luck he’s had already this season if this is true.

    Not to mention how we were top last season with VAR decisions against us, and almost every one of them also came at crucial times.

  2. No excuses, the squad is big enough.
    Don’t rate White at all so wont consider it a loss.

    think we will need more arial presence in this game.

    1. So missing lots of key players will not weaken a team then?

      So if PSG were missing Messi, Mbappe and Neymar, they should still have no problems scoring lots of goals?

      From what I saw last season, Liverpool really struggled with 3 first choice CB’s out for almost the entire season.

  3. It’s too harsh if you say no excuse, injury is part of football but COVID-19 isn’t. I honestly hope it’s not true but if it is, I fell sorry for MA, and I think the game should be called off immediately

  4. Read the news since yesterday on sportwitness but I ignored it hoping it isn’t true until everyone talks about it today. I’m sure MA would be worried right now because these injuries + covid will surely disrupt his plans. I just wish us best of luck today

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