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Arsenal have been dealt a triple injury blow with Mesut Ozil, Laurent Koscielny and Sead Kolasinac all doubts for our Wednesday’s huge clash with Chelsea.
Ozil was surprisingly left out of last night’s 1-1 draw at West Bromwich Albion and it was soon revealed that the playmaker had picked up a knee injury in training ahead of the game.
The North London club certainly missed the Germany international as we lacked creativity in the final third as a controversial late penalty cancelled out a deflected Alexis Sanchez free-kick at the Hawthorns.
Now it looks like Arsenal will have to make-do without Ozil on Wednesday night as Arsene Wenger confirmed after the game last night that there is ‘little chance’ of the midfielder being available to face the Blues.
Wenger, when quizzed about his chances of facing Chelsea, he is quoted as saying by the Daily Mail:
‘Little chance, yes. From what I’ve heard.’
Losing Ozil against Chelsea would be a huge blow for us. He was ruled out on Wednesday as the attacker has been in fine form of late having find the net three times in his last four Premier League appearances.
To sum our misery up, Laurent Koscielny has also been reported as a doubt for the clash against the reigning champions as the France international limped out of our disappointing draw against the Baggies having aggravated his troublesome Achilles injury.
In a triple concern, Sead Kolasinac was also forced off shortly before half time at the Hawthorns after the Bosnia suffered a leg injury and it remains to be seen whether he will be fit to play against Chelsea.
Arsene Wenger is yet provide any update on the defensive duo with the clash just less than 24 hours at the Emirates and light of that, it looks as though we would be without the service of the trio.
With Aaron Ramsey, Olivier Giroud, Santi Cazorla and Nacho Monreal, it means we would be without the service of seven key players if Ozil, Koscielny and Kolasinac are all ruled out of the game on Wednesday night.