Team news

Team news: Martinelli, Smith Rowe, Leno

Mikel Arteta and Gabriel Martinelli
Mikel Arteta and Gabriel Martinelli

Here’s our latest team news ahead of Saturday’s match against Southampton.

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Sead Kolasinac
Left ankle. Sead sustained a significant injury to his left ankle playing for Bosnia and Herzegovina during the November international period. Sead is now running outside and is aiming to be back in full training in January.

Bernd Leno
Right groin. Bernd sustained a groin issue in training last week and is being assessed ahead of Saturday’s match.

Gabriel Martinelli
Gabi was substituted during the match against Everton on Monday. He has been fully assessed since and is fit and available for selection for Saturday’s match.

Emile Smith Rowe
Right groin. Emile sustained a groin issue during the match against Manchester United last week and is being assessed ahead of Saturday’s match.

All other players in the men’s first-team squad are currently fit and available for selection.

As part of Premier League protocol, all members of our first team squad and support staff continue to be regularly tested for COVID-19.

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