Arsenal confirm three players will miss Premier League game against Chelsea

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Arsenal have confirmed three players will miss Sunday’s Premier League game against Chelsea after testing positive for coronavirus.

Arsenal released an official statement, which reads: “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.”

However, Lacazette and Runnarson will not be fit to return for the north London outfit when they meet Chelsea at Emirates Stadium, and Willian is also a doubt after becoming their fourth player to contract Covid-19 in the past fortnight.

“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,” the club statement adds.

“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.

“As part of Premier League protocol, all members of our first-team squad and support staff continue to be regularly tested for COVID-19.”

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