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Arsenal captain, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, will be unavailable for selection when they play Sheffield United on Sunday evening.

The Athletic reports that Aubameyang is down with flu and is out of the game.

Midfielder, Emile Smith-Rowe will also miss the match with an ankle problem.

Ahead of this weekend’s clash against the relegation-threatened Blades, Arsenal released an injury update.

Mikel Arteta will have Calum Chambers available for selection, after he recovered from a slight knock.

David Luiz has been ruled out, after undergoing a small operation on his right knee last weekend.

Martin Odegaard continues to be assessed ahead of Sunday’s match regarding his availability.

Kieran Tierney will miss a few weeks with a sustained ligament damage to his left knee during last weekend’s match against Liverpool.

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UCL semi-finals: Zidane to unleash Eden Hazard on Chelsea

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Eden Hazard is now ready to face his former club, Chelsea in the Champions League semi-finals.

Hazard left Chelsea for Real Madrid in 2019 for a fee of around £100m after seven trophy-laden years at Stamford Bridge.

However, the Belgium International has struggled with injuries and form since moving to the Spanish capital, making only 14 appearances in all competitions this season.

The La Liga giants will face Chelsea in the Champions League semi-finals after overcoming another Premier League side, Liverpool, 3-1 on aggregate in the quarter-final with Thomas Tuchel’s seeing off FC Porto to reach the stage first time in seven years.

Zidane said that Hazard is now back and ready, starting with Real Madrid’s clash against Getafe tonight.

“He is feeling very better and he is ready,’ Zidane told a press conference on Saturday evening.

“He wants to be back more than anyone else. We have been more cautious with [Dani] Carvajal and Hazard, because they are relapses.

“They are both better and that is good for the team.”

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Chelsea, Real Madrid, Bayern, other players named in Champions League team [Full list]

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A Chelsea player has been included in the UEFA Champions League team of this week.

UEFA released the Champions League team in a post via their website on Thursday following the conclusion of this week’s quarter-final second-leg matches on Wednesday night.

The Chelsea player included in the Champions League team is Jorginho.

Jorginho made the list alongside Real Madrid’s Nacho and Man City stars, Riyad Mahrez and Phil Foden.

Recall that Chelsea eliminated Porto, while Real Madrid knocked Liverpool out of the competition and Man City defeated Dortmund.

Below is the UEFA Champions League team after the conclusion of this week’s quarter-final second-leg games:

Goalkeeper:
Alisson Becker (Liverpool)

Defenders:
Nacho (Real Madrid)

Chancel Mbemba (Porto)

Jérôme Boateng (Bayern)

Lucas Hernández (Bayern)

David Alaba (Bayern)

Midfielders:
Riyad Mahrez (Man City)

Jude Bellingham (Dortmund)

Jorginho (Chelsea)

Phil Foden (Man City)

Forwards:
Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting (Bayern)

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Champions League: Sergio Ramos laments missing quarter-finals against Liverpool

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Real Madrid defender, Sergio Ramos has reacted to the muscle injury he sustained during the international break that will see him ruled out of both legs of his teams Champions League quarter-final against Liverpool.

The injury will also see Ramos, 35, miss El Clasico against Barcelona on April 10.

Real Madrid takes on Liverpool in the first leg of the quarter-finals on April 6 and the veteran defender confirmed he will miss the important game on social media on Friday.

Ramos wrote, “The truth is that I’ve had a tough few weeks. Surgery is always a sporting and emotional break.

“Fortunately, for a few days now I’ve been feeling better but in football and in life, bad luck also plays a role.

“After yesterday’s game, I stayed on to do some work on the pitch and I felt a pinch in my left calf. Today I underwent tests and it was confirmed that I have a muscle injury.

“What hurts most is not being able to help the team in these vital games of the season and not being able to give something back on the pitch for all the love and energy you send me.

“All I can do is speak frankly, work hard and support the team with my soul.”

Liverpool and Real Madrid played in the final of the 2018 Champions League with the Spanish giants emerging 3-1 winners.

However, Real Madrid goes into this quarter-final sitting 3rd in the LaLiga table.

Liverpool, which won the Champions League in 2019 is going through a miserable season, sitting seventh in the Premier League.

The last time both sides met the major talking point was the clash between Ramos and Mohamed Salah that sent the Egyptian injured and out of the game.

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