Arsenal will be playing tomorrow away from home in Sweden in a tough match, even though it’s easy on papers, against Ostersunds FK in the Europa League, where five Arsenal stars will miss the clash tomorrow.
Arsenal aren’t going through a good time after losing against Tottenham Hotspurs in the Premier League Matchday 27 where 1-0 which made the gap even wider to get into the top four, eight points, and the Gunners may eye to qualify to the Champions League next season through winning the Europa League like Manchester United last season.
Arsenal’s manager, Arsene Wenger, has officially confirmed in a pre-match press conference that four Arsenal players will be missing from the squad in a surprise for Arsenal fans and football experts where the four players are considered key players in Arsenal’s squad, in addition to two other players who will be missing for injury and ineligibility to play in the Europa League.
Arsene Wenger has officially confirmed that Aaron Ramsey, Arsenal’s midfielder, will be missing from the squad tomorrow due to not being fit to play after the injury he picked up recently, and it will rule him out for the match against Manchester City in the Carabao Cup as well in addition to the second leg against Ostersunds FK.
Moreover, Petr Cech, Jack Wilshere, and Laurent Koscielny won’t travel to Sweden with the rest of the team as Arsene Wenger confirmed where he justified this decision to be a “cautions” where he wants to protect Jack Wilshere and Laurent Koscielny from the injuries which they were already suffering from, and Petr Cech is expected to be rested for the same reason after he was a doubt for Tottenham Hotspurs’s match last weekend.
On the other hand, two more players will be missing from Arsenal’s squad in the Europa League for a long period where Arsenal will be missing their French striker, Alexander Lacazette, for around six weeks due to an injury he picked up and after undergoing an operation yesterday.
Moreover, Pierre Emerick Aubamyang will be ineligible to play in this competition because his former team, Borussia Dortmund, has his name registered in the list of the players in the Europa League after the team got knocked out of the Champions League group stages which make the Gabonian striker ineligible to play with Arsenal in the Europa League this season.