Arsenal is going through a rough patch, not just playing-wise but also because a few of their key players have tested positive for COVID-19
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Alexandre Lacazette are the two new additions to the list of players who have contracted the virus.
Right before a very critical match on Sunday against Chelsea, Arsenal finds itself in a problematic situation once again with Alexandre Lacazette and Pierre-Emerick-Aubameyang testing positive for Covid among other players.
Arsenal Fraught With COVID-19 Positive Cases Ahead Of Arsenal vs Chelsea
When asked why the two players missed the first game of the season against Brentford, Mikel Arteta said that they were “unwell”. It all makes sense now. Arsenal then went on to lose the match 2-0 without Lacazette and Aubameyang who are two of their most important players.
Reports suggest that Aubameyang might be in attendance for the match against Chelsea but Lacazette will not be playing. The Gunners finished eighth last season and now with the Covid situation arising, things don’t look to well for Arsenal fasns.
The other two players who have tested positive are Willian and Alex Runarrson.
This is what the club had to say about the current health situation of the players, “Auba is now negative on Covid-19 testing, is well and following all protocols for return to play. He will return to training and be assessed prior to Sunday’s match.”
“As part of Premier League protocol, all members of our first team squad and support staff continue to be regularly tested,” the Gunners said.
We saw where the team lacked under Mikel Arteta’s management in the match against Brentford. It is certainly the defence that needs to be taken care of as Brentford forwards Ivan Toney and Bryan Mbeumo were easily able to break the Gunners’ weak shielding.
Arteta has currently been relying on youngsters like Bukayo Saka, Ben White and Emile Smith Rowe and since Arsenal has now signed Real Madrid midfielder Martin Odegaard, the club will try its best for a transformation.