Arsenal have revealed that three of their first team players Per Mertesacker, Lukas Podolski and Mesut Ozil are set to miss the start of the season.
Arsenal boss Arsenal Wenger has told earlier today that World Cup winners Per Mertesacker, Lukas Podolski and Mesut Ozil all are set to miss the starting game of the Premier League.
The Germans are currently enjoying their vacations after the World Cup victory and will be rejoining Arsenal squad on 11th August.
Wenger told: “Our World Cup winners are back on the 11th August. They will miss the start of the Premier League.”
There is no injury concerns regarding the players but due to vacations they are out of practice and won’t appear atleast in the starting game against Crystal Palace.
Arsenal boss added that Podolski and Ozil can be replaced but the problem is with center-back Mertesacker as Arsenal are currently short of center-halves plus captain Thomas Vermaelen is set to leave the Emirates with Barcelona and Manchester United are keeping tabs on him.
New signing Calum Chambers who can also be deployed as a center back is likely to start the first game along with Frenchman Laurent Koscielny.
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