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Daily Mail Aug 27, 2015

Per Mertesacker doubtful for Newcastle trip as Arsenal defender shows reluctance to take antibiotics for chest infection

Per Mertesacker is a major doubt for Arsenal’s visit to Newcastle because he is reluctant to take antibiotics. Laurent Koscielny is also set to miss the trip to St James' Park.
The Independent Aug 27, 2015
Newcastle vs Arsenal: Laurent Koscielny and Per Mertesacker unlikely to face Magpies as Gunners injury list begins to mount

Newcastle vs Arsenal: Laurent Koscielny and Per Mertesacker unlikely to face Magpies as Gunners injury list begins to mount

Arsenal look set to be without first-choice defensive pairing Per Mertesacker and Laurent Koscielny for the second game running after manager Arsene Wenger admitted he doesn't know if either will be fit for this weekend's Premier League trip to Newcastle.
Daily Mail Aug 27, 2015

Arsene Wenger confirms defensive duo Per Mertesacker and Laurent Koscielny are likely to miss Newcastle clash

Arsene Wenger has confirmed defensive lynchpins Per Mertesacker and Laurent Koscielny are major doubts for the visit to Newcastle. The duo missed Monday's draw against Liverpool.
Daily Mail Aug 25, 2015

Arsenal sweating over fitness of central defensive pairing Per Mertesacker and Laurent Koscielny ahead of Newcastle trip

Arsenal are facing an anxious wait to find out whether key defensive duo Laurent Koscielny and Per Mertesacker will be fit for Saturday's trip to Newcastle.
Daily Telegraph Aug 25, 2015
Arsenal news: Laurent Koscielny set to miss Newcastle match, but Per Mertesacker should return

Arsenal news: Laurent Koscielny set to miss Newcastle match, but Per Mertesacker should return

Both centre-backs missed Monday's clash with Liverpool, leading to a nervy display from Calum Chambers
The Short Fuse Aug 24, 2015

Match Report: Arsenal 0, Liverpool 0 - My Lady Frustration

We're still not sure how this finished nil-nil. At all. Despite combining for 32 shots in a fast-paced game made slippery by steady rain, neither Arsenal nor Liverpool could find the back of the net in their Week 3 matchup at the Emirates -- the 47th matchup between the Premier League heavyweights (now at 15 Arsenal wins, 16 Liverpool wins, and 16 draw). The game was a little bit full of dread for Arsenal fans even before it started, thanks to the lineup announcement missing two familiar names -- center backs Laurent Koscielny and Per Mertesacker. Koscielny's slightly tweaked back and...
The Independent Aug 24, 2015
Arsenal vs Liverpool team news: Mertesacker and Koscielny out - Chambers and Gabriel come in; Firmino starts

Arsenal vs Liverpool team news: Mertesacker and Koscielny out - Chambers and Gabriel come in; Firmino starts

Arsene Wenger has named a new centre-back pairing with Per Mertesacker and Laurent Koscielny out of the Arsenal side for tonight's game with Liverpool. Calum Chambers and Gabriel have come in.

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