Big Blow for Arsenal over new signing – player ruled out before season opener

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Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has revealed Sead Kolasinac was suffering from sickness against Bayern Munich which led to his short-lived appearance at the Shanghai Stadium.

“ He was sick as well. We have a little virus in the camp,” he said, reports Arsenal.com. The former Schalke man wasn’t the only person to suffer, with Aaron Ramsey, Theo Walcott, Per Mertesacker and Olivier Giroud also named by Wenger. “Aaron finished [feeling] bad, Walcott, Mertesacker, Giroud (too),” he added.

The virus going around the camp isn’t believed to be serious and should pass in the coming days. But Arsenal still have another friendly before they return to London so Wenger might have to make changes as a result.

Arsenal are looking very thin in defence for the final game of their pre-season tour, having played Mohamed Elneny at the back as a result of a lack of options, meaning it could be a cobbled together side that faces Chelsea at the Bird’s Nest Stadium on Saturday.

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