Injury, suspension list against Norwich City –

Sports Mole summarizes Arsenal’s latest injury and suspension news ahead of the Premier League clash with Norwich City on Boxing Day.

Arsenal set to return to Premier League action on Boxing Day with an away game at the bottom of the table City of Norwich.

The Gunners have scored 14 goals in their last four appearances, following three successive top-flight victories with a 5-1 win over Sunderland in the EFL Cup quarter-finals.

However, the boss Mikel arteta continues to deal with injuries and disciplinary issues behind the scenes, which will persist as they prepare for the visit to Carrow Road.

Right here, Sporty Taupe sums up all the latest Arsenal news on injuries and suspensions ahead of the Canaries meeting.


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Status: Outside
Type of injury: Coronavirus
Possible return date: Unknown

Arsenal confirmed ahead of the Leeds United game that Lokonga had tested positive for the coronavirus, excluding him from the holiday season while he self-isolates.


Pablo Mari in action for Arsenal in April 2021© Reuters

Status: Outside
Type of injury: Coronavirus
Possible return date: Unknown

Mari also missed the game against Leeds, with Arteta revealing after the game that the defender had also tested positive for the coronavirus.


Arsenal's Calum Chambers reacts, April 23, 2021© Reuters

Status: Outside
Type of injury: Coronavirus
Possible return date: Unknown

Like Lokonga and Mari, Chambers has also tested positive for the coronavirus, and the Englishman will be absent the same time as his teammates.


Arsenal's Takehiro Tomiyasu after injuring himself on December 18, 2021© Reuters

Status: Little doubt
Type of injury: Muscular
Possible return date: December 26 (vs. Norwich)

Tomiyasu was sent off shortly after the hour mark against Leeds, having experienced muscle discomfort. Arteta revealed after the game that the substitution was a precaution and the Japanese subsequently missed the EFL Cup draw. However, the right-back could return to contention this weekend.


Arsenal's Ainsley Maitland-Niles pictured on August 25, 2021© Reuters

Status: major doubt
Type of injury: Sickness
Possible return date: December 26 (vs. Norwich)

Maitland-Niles remains in doubt due to illness, although there is no indication yet that his absence is due to coronavirus.


Bosnian Sead Kolasinac came out injured in November 2021© Reuters

Status: Outside
Type of injury: Ankle
Possible return date: Unknown

Kolasinac is not expected to resume full training until next year as he continues to struggle with a serious ankle injury.


LIST OF ARSENAL SUSPENSIONS

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang pictured for Arsenal on December 5, 2021© Reuters

Possible return date: December 26 (vs. Norwich)

Aubameyang has now been barred from Arsenal’s last four games, stripped of his captain position and banned from first-team training due to his disciplinary breach earlier this month. Until Arteta says otherwise, it can be assumed that the Gabon international remains out of action.


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