Arsenal skipper Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang ruled out of Manchester City clash

The Gabonese international missed the weekend trip to Everton in Premier League action and boss Mikel Arteta will not risk him against City.

The Spanish boss is expected to rotate his team as he did in previous rounds with a host of squad faces in line to face Pep Guardiola’s visitiors.

Back up keeper Runar Runarsson should replace Bernd Leno between the sticks with fellow forgotten men Cedric Soares, Saed Kolasinac and Gabriel Martinelli all set to come into the starting line up.

And that’s your latest update from the Emirates Stadium check back in soon for more with the Sport Social.

Arsenal’s Kolasinac tests positive for Covid-19 and Aubameyang sleeps on airport floor in difficult international break for the Gunners

Kolasinac’s positive test is the latest of a number of Covid-19 cases in the Premier League, with Arsenal teammate Mohamed Elneny also returning a positive result.

Elneny’s Egypt compatriot – Liverpool’s Mo Salah – has also got the disease following the latest round of international fixtures.

Arsenal man Kolasinac, who plays for Bosnia and Herzegovina on the international stage, is one of two in the Bosnia squad to have returned a positive coronavirus test.

It is unlikely that either the Bosnian or Mohamed Elneny will be available to manager Mikel Arteta for the Gunners next Premier League game.

Elneny continues to self-isolate in Cairo where he is said to be displaying no symptoms of Covid-19.

Arsenal striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has also had a challenging international break, sharing on his social media platforms that he had to sleep on the floor of Banjul Airport in the Gambia on Monday night.

Aubameyang slammed the Confederation of African Football regarding the incident, which took place before Gabon’s fixture with the Gambia in Africa Cup of Nations qualifying.

The Gabon squad weren’t allowed to leave the airport due to an alleged administrative problem.

Premier League Preview: Liverpool v Arsenal

The Reds have looked impressive as Jurgen Klopp’s side gear up for their title defence, with wins over Leeds and Chelsea in the opening two weeks.

Klopp’s main fitness concern is over skipper Jordan Henderson after he went off injured against Chelsea.
If he misses out, Thiago Alcantara will make his Anfield debut, with Fabinho set to fill in for Joe Gomez at centre back.

For Arsenal, Mikel Arteta will be pleased with back to back wins to start the season, but a trip to Liverpool will present a real test for his side.

With Sokratis, Shkodran Mustafi and Kieran Tierney all still sidelined, Arteta will stick with Gabriel, Rob Holding and Saed Kolasinac in defence.

However, the Spaniard could be open to switching up his attack options, with the on-form Eddie Nketiah banging on the doo for a starting spot.

And it will be a late one for Klopp and Arteta on Monday night, with an 8pm kick at Anfield.