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EFL Second Round: Arsenal Team News Ahead of West Brom Match

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Ahead of Arsenal's Second Round of the League cup match against Championship side, West Brom at The Hawthorns Stadium, Below are the First Team Squad Injury and Available Updates:

Absentees

New centre back, Ben White missed Arsenal defeat to Chelsea on Sunday due to COvID-19 and will certainly miss the trip to West Brom. Willian Borges, who has been reported to be edging to leaving Arsenal to his native country, is still under monitor as he continues to be evaluated. Thomas Partey(ankle) remain on the sidelines until mid September, while Gabriel Magalhaes is progressing well with his rehabilitation and recovery works, and will be aiming to be back later this month. Eddie Nketiah is also out due to the bruise injury to his right ankle and will return training in the next few weeks.

Available Squad

Aside the above five(5) players, Mikel Arteta has a relatively full squad to select from. Martin Odegaard has been cleared to join in Competitive actions as well as New Goalkeeper, Aaron Ramsdale. Lacazette has recovered from COvID-19 while Gabriel Martinelli and Kieran Tierney are also fit despite the injury scar on Sunday. Bukayo Saka is also fit, but is likely to start from the bench or not featured, as he appears to be short of fitness as seen in the match against Chelsea.

Goalkeeper: Aaron Ramsdale, Bernd Leno, Arthus Okonkwo

Defence: Rob Holding, Pablo Mari, Sead Kolasinic, Cedric Soares, Calum Chambers, Nuno Tavares, Kieran Tierney and Hector Bellerin.

Midfield: Emile Smith Rowe, Grant Xhaka, Albert Sambi Lokonga, Mohamed Elney, Maitland Niles and Bukoya Saka.

Forwards: Lacazette, Aubemeyang, Nicolas Pepe, Falorin Balogun, Reiss Nelson and Gabriel Martinelli.

Late Addition: Willian.


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