Arsenal have suffered a setback following Alexandre Lacazette’s optimistic check for Covid-19.
The striker was absent from coaching this week and was thus ignored of the squad for Saturday’s journey to Southampton, with Eddie Nketiah chosen to guide the road in his place.
Arsenal have already been dealt a blow by accidents to Kieran Tierney, Takehiro Tomiyasu, and Thomas Partey.
Mikel Arteta’s males face Chelsea and Manchester United subsequent week, and Lacazette seems to be in a race towards time to function in not less than a kind of matches.
Lacazette has struggled for type lately, however he is a crucial presence within the Arsenal dressing room and has been named captain following Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s transfer to Barcelona.
Nketiah was picked to guide the road towards Southampton, however Mikel Arteta may use Emile Smith Rowe or Gabriel Martinelli as a No9 if obligatory within the coming days.