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Lacazette and Aubameyang had COVID-19

Arsenal have confirmed Alexandre Lacazette, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Willian and Rúnar Alex Rúnarsson all tested positive for COVID-19. All four players were absent for last weeks 2-0 defeat to Brentford and the clubs official website has now updated the status of all players.

A statement on the clubs official website also provided updates on Gabriel, Thomas Partey and Eddie Nketiah:

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang
Auba tested positive for Covid-19 and was unavailable for last Friday’s match at Brentford. 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.

Alex Lacazette
Alex tested positive for Covid-19 and was unavailable for last Friday’s match at Brentford. Alex is still recovering and will not be available for Sunday’s match.

Gabriel Magalhaes
Right knee. Gabriel sustained an injury to his right knee whilst with the Brazilian Olympic Squad. Gabriel is progressing well with the medical team and is aiming to be back in training later this month.

Eddie Nketiah
Right ankle. Eddie sustained bruising to his right ankle during the friendly match against Chelsea on 1 August. Eddie is working hard with the medical team and is aiming to be back in training in early September.

Thomas Partey
Right ankle. Thomas sustained an injury to ligaments in his right ankle during the friendly match against Chelsea on 1 August. Thomas is working hard with the medical team and is aiming to be back in training by the end of August.

Alex Runarsson
Alex tested positive for Covid-19 and was unavailable for last Friday’s match at Brentford. Alex is still recovering and will not be available for Sunday’s match.

Willian
Willian has also tested positive for Covid-19 and is adhering to protocols. His health and fitness will be monitored and assessed ahead of Sunday’s match.