FA: Seven Arsenal players set to miss Bournemouth clash

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Mikel Arteta

Arsenal might face Bournemouth in the FA Cup fourth round fixture on Sunday without seven senior team players, the club confirms.

The gunners have their top two stars, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and defender, David Luiz both suspended, after booking against Crystal Palace and Chelsea respectively.

In the other end, Sokratis remains a doubt with illness since missing out in their 1-1 draw with Sheffield United on Saturday.

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Sead Kolasinac and Reiss Nelson are expected to return after the winter break next month.

Calum Chambers and Kieran Tierney remain long term absentees.

A club statement on Friday read: “Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang – Suspended. Further to receiving a red card at Crystal Palace (a) on January 11, suspended for Monday’s game at Bournemouth.

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“Calum Chambers – Left knee. Ruptured anterior cruciate ligament of his left knee during Chelsea (h) on December 29. Successful surgery completed. Rehabilitation process expected to take between six and nine months.

“Sead Kolasinac – Left thigh strain. Hoping to return to full training in the winter break period after Burnley (a) on February 2.

“David Luiz – Suspended. Further to receiving red card at Chelsea (a) on January 21, suspended for Monday’s game at Bournemouth.

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“Reiss Nelson – Right hamstring. Hoping to return to full training in the winter break period after Burnley (a) on February 2.

“Sokratis – Back in full training further to illness. Being assessed ahead of Bournemouth (a).

“Kieran Tierney – Right shoulder. Dislocated right shoulder during West Ham Utd (a) on December 9. Successful surgery completed. Good progress being made in rehabilitation process with participation in regular outdoor fitness sessions. Aiming to return to full training in March.”

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