Blow for Arsenal as six key players are ruled out of Southampton game

Arsenal will be looking to continue with their barnstorming form in the Premier League when they take on Southampton this Sunday.

The Gunners are yet to be defeated after match day 2 of the League and Unai Emery has been able to achieve this without all of his key players.

At every match day, we have had one or two of the Gunners squad member injured or suspended but for this weekend, we will have the highest number of players out. Up to six of them.

According to Arsenal.com read

Sokratis
Due to receiving his fifth domestic booking, receives a one-match suspension for Southampton (a) on Sunday, December 16.

Shkodran Mustafi
Due to receiving his fifth domestic booking, receives a one-match suspension for Southampton (a) on Sunday, December 16. Shkodran’s hamstring is also being assessed ahead of Tottenham Hotspur (h) on Wednesday, December 19.

Emile Smith Rowe
Right hip. Expected to return to full training in December.

Rob Holding
Left knee. Successful anterior cruciate ligament repair surgery on Thursday.

Dinos Mavropanos
Groin injury. Expected to return to full training in December.

Danny Welbeck
Right ankle. Recovering after surgery.

The biggest challenge for Arsenal apparently is the defence. However, Laurent Koscielny has returned to action but his fitness level means he cannot be thrown into action just yet. Emery could make a huge gamble on him, who knows.