OFFICIAL: 7 big Arsenal stars to miss London derby against Chelsea

Arsenal have confirmed that seven of their players will miss their London Derby match with Chelsea on Sunday in the match day two of the English Premier League.

Arsenal lost their first Premier League game against newly promoted side Brentford last week and their game must-win game against Chelsea have been dealt with a huge blow.Granit Xhaka signs Arsenal contract extension to end transfer talk | Arsenal | The GuardianArsenal confirmed on their website on Thursday evening that they will be without seven of their first team players against the Blues on Sunday.Arsenal FC - Latest news, pictures, video comment - Football.londonPierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Alex Lacazette, Gabriel Magalhaes, Eddie Nketiah, Thomas Partey, Alex Runarsson, and Willian have all been ruled of the London derby.Aubameyang, Lacazette, Runarsson, and Willian all tested positive for COVID-19 with Magalhaes, Nketiah, Partey ruled out due to injury.Arsenal injuries: Lacazette and Aubameyang unavailable for Everton match - The AthleticArsenal will find it difficult to get all three points against an in-form Chelsea side under Thomas Tuchel without loads of their senior players.

Mikel Arteta might stick with Gabriel Martinelli and Folarin Balogun upfront and Sambi Lokonga still filling the middle of the park in the absence of Partey.

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