Arsenal will be without the services of defenders David Luiz, Sokratis, and midfielder Emile Rowe Smith when they travel to Craven Cottage to take on Fulham this Saturday.
As reported earlier in the week, Luiz sustained a neck problem during Arsenal's Community Shield win over Liverpool. The Brazilian was absent from training this week and will not be available for selection this weekend.
"Neck spasm. Currently being assessed and undergoing treatment with a good response. Will miss Saturday’s match at Fulham," a statement from the club read.
Sokratis will also miss the weekend's clash after sustaining a calf injury.
"Right calf. Sustained mild strain to right calf in training. Will miss Saturday’s match at Fulham. Aiming to integrate back into full training within the next week." the club statement added.
"Sustained an injury to his right shoulder in training. Protective sling will be removed by the end of next week and aiming to integrate back into training soon afterward."