Fitness and Transfer News For Arsenal Ahead Of Season Opener

Arsenal have given an update on the fitness of some of their hobbled players and new signings prior to this Sunday’s match.

Arsenal had a very busy transfer window in which they have brought in some big names for big fees. They have also lost a few key players this summer.

Arsenal have added the following senior players this summer:

  • Nicolas Pepe – Ivorian winger from Lille
  • Kieran Tierney – Scottish left-back from Celtic
  • David Luiz – Brazilian centre-back from Chelsea
  • Dani Ceballos – Spanish midfielder from Real Madrid (loan)

They have also lost the following Senior players from last season’s squad:

  • Aaron Ramsey – Free transfer to Juventus
  • Danny Welbeck – Free transfer to Watford
  • Alex Iwobi – Transfer to Everton
  • Petr Cech – Retired
  • Stephan Lichtsteiner – Without club
  • Laurent Koscielny – Transfer to Bordeaux
  • Carl Jenkinson – Transfer to Nottingham Forest

As far as fitness concerns for Sunday, this is the status Arsenal have provided on their squad:

  • Alexander Lacazette – Right ankle injury and will be a matchday decision
  • Nicolas Pepe – Recently returned from ACON tournament and will be a matchday decision
  • Hector Bellerin – Left knee injury and is out until October
  • Rob Holding – Left knee injury and just returned to training. Out for Sunday’s game
  • Mohamed Elneny – Recently returned from ACON tournament and will be a matchday decision

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