2021/22 Premier League Press Conferences – GW17



RULED OUT: Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (internal club suspension), Sead Kolasinac (ankle)


MIGHT PLAY: Bernd Leno (groin)


“The rest is always good, hopefully we had all the negative tests of the players and regarding that it is obviously a big concern with everything that is happening in the league and in the country but hopefully everybody will be available and fit.” – Mikel Arteta




RULED OUT: Leon Bailey (muscle), Bertrand Traore (thigh), Marvelous Nakamba (knee)


“We were all retested this morning and we’ve got a couple of cases on the playing side and we’ve got a couple of cases on the staff side. They are isolating now so we send our best wishes to them.” – Steven Gerrard on Covid cases




RULED OUT: Shane Duffy (suspended), Lewis Dunk (knee), Jeremy Sarmiento (hamstring), Steven Alzate (ankle), Danny Welbeck (hamstring), Adam Webster (calf)


MIGHT PLAY: Adam Lallana (thigh)


AVAILABLE: Leandro Trossard (arm), Joel Veltman (facial)


“We won’t have Lewis Dunk available until January, Adam Webster is getting closer and there’s an outside chance of him being available for the weekend. Jeremy Sarmiento has had surgery so he’s not in the squad for the upcoming games.” – Graham Potter




RULED OUT: Ashley Barnes (thigh)


MIGHT PLAY: Maxwel Cornet (thigh), Dale Stephens (Covid), Connor Roberts (illness)


“Touch and go with Maxwel [Cornet] so we’ll have to wait on that one. The challenge if he can’t make Wednesday, is can he make Saturday? We’ll have to wait and see. Barnesy is still a bit longer term. Dale Stephens is back out of Covid but needs to catch up now.” – Sean Dyche




RULED OUT: Ben Chilwell (knee), Mateo Kovacic (Covid)


MIGHT PLAY: N’Golo Kante (knee), Trevoh Chalobah (hamstring)




RULED OUT: Nathan Ferguson (Achilles), James McArthur (hamstring)


AVAILABLE: Joachim Andersen (hamstring)




RULED OUT: Dominic Calvert-Lewin (thigh), Tom Davies (knee), Yerry Mina (calf)


MIGHT PLAY: Allan (muscle), Richarlison (calf)




RULED OUT: Patrick Bamford (hamstring), Rodrigo (heel), Kalvin Phillips (hamstring), Liam Cooper (hamstring), Pascal Struijk (knee), Robin Koch (pelvic/illness)


“No new injuries from the last game, no new players returning. At the moment, there’s no news on whether [Kalvin Phillips] going to be operated on.” – Marcelo Bielsa




RULED OUT: Jonny Evans (hamstring), James Justin (knee/match fitness), Wesley Fofana (leg)


MIGHT PLAY: Kelechi Iheanacho (illness), Ademola Lookman (illness), Jannik Vestergaard (illness), Ayoze Perez (illness), Daniel Amartey (illness), Hamza Choudhury (illness)




RULED OUT: Nathaniel Phillips (cheekbone), Curtis Jones (eye), Harvey Elliott (ankle)


MIGHT PLAY: Roberto Firmino (hamstring)




RULED OUT: Joao Cancelo (suspension), Ferran Torres (foot)


AVAILABLE: Ilkay Gundogan (back)


“Everyone is fit except Ferran [Torres].” – Pep Guardiola




RULED OUT: Paul Dummett (calf)




RULED OUT: Christos Tzolis (Covid), Milot Rashica (groin), Grant Hanley (shoulder), Christoph Zimmermann (ankle), Andrew Omobamidele (back), Mathias Normann (pelvic)


MIGHT PLAY: Ben Gibson (groin)


AVAILABLE: Brandon Williams (missed GW16 vs parent club)


“[Christos] Tzolis is our one confirmed COVID case so he’s isolating. He [Normann] hasn’t trained yet so he won’t be ready. Rashica is back on the grass and hopefully ready for Arsenal.” – Dean Smith




RULED OUT: Che Adams (thigh), Alex McCarthy (hamstring), Fraser Forster (hamstring), Stuart Armstrong (calf)


MIGHT PLAY: Adam Armstrong (calf), Armando Broja (hamstring), Tino Livramento (cut)


AVAILABLE: Oriol Romeu (back from suspension), Mohamed Salisu (back from suspension)


“I think for him [Adams], it’s still not 100% clear how long it will take. Definitely not available for the Wednesday game. Tino [Livramento] had a cut on his muscle, it’s a little bit swollen but hopefully not an issue for him to play. Arma [Armstrong] and Broja, they are both maybe available – we don’t know it yet. We are happy that the injuries are not too serious, so it looks good.” – Ralph Hasenhuttl




RULED OUT: Cristian Romero (hamstring)


MIGHT PLAY: Emerson Royal (illness), Bryan Gil (illness)


AVAILABLE: Sergio Reguilon (muscle), Giovani Lo Celso (knock)




RULED OUT: Ben Foster (groin), Ismaila Sarr (knee), Nicolas Nkoulou (hamstring), Christian Kabasele (knock), Peter Etebo (thigh), Kwadwo Baah (ankle)


MIGHT PLAY: Adam Masina (thigh), Francisco Sierralta (hamstring)




RULED OUT: Kurt Zouma (hamstring), Angelo Ogbonna (knee), Ben Johnson (hamstring), Ryan Fredericks (groin)


MIGHT PLAY: Aaron Cresswell (back)


“I think we’ve got people who’ve got injuries. We’re hoping Cresswell [has] got a chance and we’re pushing hard. At the moment we have no COVID in the camp. It’s a real tough shift to play three games in six days – it’s not easy.” – David Moyes




RULED OUT: Raul Jimenez (suspension), Yerson Mosquera (thigh), Jonny (knee), Pedro Neto (knee)





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