COVID causes Norwich selection worries

Norwich head mentor Dean Smith is yet again dealing with coronavirus problems in advance of the Premier League match towards Arsenal on Boxing Day.

The club are ready on PCR results to identify who will be obtainable, owning seen the preceding recreation at West Ham known as off simply because of depleted quantities.

Ahead Milot Rashica (groin) is not nonetheless back again in contention, while defensive midfielder Mathias Normann is set for an extended spell on the sidelines next pelvic surgical procedure.

Captain Grant Hanley (shoulder), defenders Christoph Zimmermann (ankle) and Andrew Omobamidele (back again) are all even now out.

Arsenal are predicted to be with out Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang for a fifth consecutive match pursuing his the latest internal disciplinary action.

The ahead has currently been stripped of the captaincy and boss Mikel Arteta was non-committal when questioned about the availability of the Gabon ace on Wednesday, who is established to contend in the Africa Cup of Nations upcoming thirty day period.

Sead Kolasinac (ankle) is also absent for the Gunners when Pablo Mari, Calum Chambers and Albert Sambi Lokonga have all analyzed optimistic for Covid-19 in current times.

Norwich provisional squad: Krul, Aarons, Gibson, Kabak, Williams, Gilmour, Placheta, Dowell, Sorensen, McLean, Pukki, Gunn, Byram, Mumba, Giannoulis, Cantwell, Lees-Melou, Rupp, Idah, Sargent, Tzolis

Arsenal provisional squad: Ramsdale, Tierney, White, Gabriel, Tomiyasu, Partey, Saka, Odegaard, Xhaka, Lacazette, Martinelli, Leno, Holding, Tavares, Smith Rowe, Maitland-Niles, Elneny, Pepe, Nketiah, Balogun.

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