EPL match today, Newcastle United vs Arsenal on 11 august 2019.
Arsenal could be without up to 12 players for Sunday’s Premier League opener against Newcastle.
They travel to the north-east without Mezut Ozil and Sead Kolasinac, who have been left out because of “security incidents” which are being investigated by police.
“Mesut Ozil and Sead Kolasinac will not be part of the squad for our opening match against Newcastle United following further security incidents which are being investigated by the police,” a club statement read.
“The welfare of our players and their families is always a top priority and we have taken this decision following discussion with the players and their representatives.
“We are liaising with the police and are providing the players and their families with ongoing support.
“We look forward to welcoming the players back to the squad as soon as possible.”