Arteta and Flamini out of Chelsea clash

Arsenal will be without Mikel Arteta and Mathieu Flamini for this evening’s Capital One Cup fourth round tie with Chelsea.

Arteta misses out having been sent off in Saturday’s 2-0 win at Crystal Palace, while Flamini remains out having managed just eight minutes at the weekend.

The France international was substituted with concussion in the 4-1 win over Norwich City ten days ago, and is joined by Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, Theo Walcott, Yaya Sanogo, Abou Diaby and Lukas Podolski on the side-lines, though the latter is nearing a return to full training.

The Gunners needed penalties to get past West Bromwich Albion in the last round, and are hoping to end a run of three straight defeats to the Blues in this competition.

Meanwhile, Serge Gnabry has put pen to paper on a new five year contract with the club, according to the Mail Online understands.

The 18 year old made his first Premier League start in the 3-1 win over Stoke City last month, and got his first goal for the club the following weekend against Swansea City.

Last season, he became the youngest Gunners player to feature in both the Premier League and Champions League with cameo appearances against Norwich City and Schalke respectively.

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