Missing Players and team news:
Arsenal’s injury list is piling up again at the worst time for Arteta, who has already seen David Luiz undergo surgery on a knee problem, while Kieran Tierney is reportedly facing several weeks on the sidelines with the injury he sustained against Liverpool in the same area. Bukayo Saka and Emile Smith Rowe failed late fitness tests before the visit of Liverpool but will hope to return here, although Granit Xhaka is still a doubt after missing out at the weekend through illness, so Mohamed Elneny will hope to replace Dani Ceballos in the engine room. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang produced another unfruitful performance at the weekend, and if one or both of Saka and Smith Rowe return to the fold this week, it would not be a surprise to see the captain dropped. Kudela has continued to represent Slavia Prague amid allegations of racism, but the 34-year-old has come down with a bout of illness and will not play this week, although a provisional one-match ban handed to him by UEFA would have ruled him out anyway. Slavia are short of centre-back options with Simon Deli and David Hovorka also unavailable, but highly-rated winger Abdallah Sima, who has scored four goals in this season’s tournament, is available despite a domestic suspension. Eighteen-year-old goalkeeper Matyas Vagner was given his marching orders after just 18 minutes at the weekend, but the teenager should start in goal again here as first-choice Ondrej Kolar remains doubtful with a sinus fracture.
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