Why Arsenal will be without Sead Kolasinac for Sheffield United clash

Arsenal will be without full-back Sead Kolasinac for this weekend's meeting with Sheffield United at the Emirates Stadium.

Wednesday, 15th January 2020, 2:21 pm
Updated Wednesday, 15th January 2020, 2:37 pm

The Bosnian international full-back has suffered a thigh strain which will keep him out of the clash with Chris Wilder’s United side on Saturday.

Arsenal will also be without top scorer Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, who will begin a three-game suspension after being sent off in last weekend’s 1-1 draw at Crystal Palace.

The 30-year-old striker, who has hit 14 goals in the Premier League this season, was originally shown a yellow card following his tackle on Palace’s Max Meyler but VAR intervened and upgraded it to a straight red.

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“To lose him for three games is a massive blow for the team but we have other players,” said Gunners boss Mikel Arteta.

“We will trust them and we will put them on and we will find solutions.”

Arsenal's Sead Kolasinac of Arsenal battles for possession with Sheffield United's John Lundstram during the Blades' 1-0 win at Bramall Lane in October. (Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)