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Arsenal will open their Barclays Premier League campaign with a home game against West Ham United at Emirates Stadium on Sunday.

The Gunners have to play without four players as they are on the sideline for their first game of the season. Tomas Rosicky, Danny Welbeck, Jack Wilshere, Mathieu Flamini are all out for this clash.

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger updated yesterday on Rosicky that the veteran midfielder is currently recovering from his injury. While forward Welbeck is
also recovering from knee injury and is expected to return in the next few weeks.

Wilshere who had a struggling last season is set to miss the start of this season as the boss confirmed he has a minor fracture to his left fibula. The Englishman picked up the injury in the Community Shield game against Chelsea last weekend.

French midfielder Flamini who picked up an ankle injury last month is also sidelined. Wenger has not updated his status since 24th July.

Meanwhile, Alexis Sanchez and David Ospina are also unavailable for this game due to their international duty last month. Both the players were part of Copa America earlier this summer.

However, Wenger said that Sanchez is back in training but is unlikely to take part in Sunday’s clash.

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