Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has stated that Shkodran Mustafi and Aaron Ramsey are unavailable for the Premier League clash against Everton on Tuesday night.
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The trip to Goodison Park will be another test of the North London outfit’s credentials and the visitors will be without two key man.
Mustafi pulled up with a hamstring injury in the Premier League weekend win over Stoke City, while Ramsey remains sidelined.
Wenger has clarified that Gabriel Paulista will deputise for the injured German, moving into his preferred centre-half role.
It is presumed that Hector Bellerin will slot in at right-back as a result.
“Well, of course we have lost Mustafi from the game against Stoke,” the French coach told the club’s official website.
“I don’t believe that anybody else will be available from the players that were out. Ramsey is still not ready and all the other players are still out.”
A win on Merseyside can send Arsenal back to the top of the Premier League temporarily, with current leaders Chelsea not playing until Wednesday night.
The Gunners were drawn against Bayern Munich in the Champions League in Monday’s draw, but the focus will be on domestic responsibilities in forthcoming weeks.