Arsenal suffer fresh blow as key player is ruled out of Chelsea clash

Reports in England claim Arsenal have suffered another blow with Ben White ruled OUT of their clash against Chelsea.

The £50m defender is understood to be ‘unwell’ and will not be in the Gunners squad at the Emirates.

It comes amid a huge Covid outbreak at the North London club, with at least FOUR first-team squad members being struck down.

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Alexandre Lacazette both missed out in their opening day defeat at Brentford.

Willian also tested positive for the virus, amid a disastrous start to the season for Mikel Arteta.

White was expected to start against the Blues today, according to The Athletic.

The 23-year-old was set to face off against Romelu Lukaku, who rejoined Chelsea for £100m.

But Arteta is without one of his key players, in what has been a turbulent few weeks for his side.

The England centre-back played the full 90-minutes of their 2-0 loss at the Bees last Friday.