Four Arsenal players have been ruled out of the Premier League clash with Everton as revealed by the injury update from the club. The Gunners welcome Merseyside giants Everton to the Emirates Stadium on Friday night with the two clubs keen on securing an European place at the end of the season.

The official injury update from Arsenal disclosed that the quartet of David Luiz, Pierre-EmerickAubameyang, Kieran Tierney and Alexandre Lacazettewill miss the Everton game.

Brazilian defender David Luiz has been out of actionn for several weeks after he underwent surgery on his knee. It was reported that the player will return to training in the next one week meaning that he could be available for the Gunners’ final set of games this season. The ex-Chelsea and Benfica player could be fit for the two legs against Villarreal of the Spanish La Ligaover the next two weeks.

Arsenal skipper Aubameyang is still recuperating from the malaria suffered while he was on international duty with the Gabonese national team at the end of last month. The striker has not played for the Gunners since the 1-1 draw with Czech Republic team Sparta Prague at the Emirates Stadium at the start of the month. Aubameyang is expected to return to training in time for the Europa League semi-final first leg encounter with Spanish La Liga club Villarreal next week Thursday.

For Scottish international left-back Tierney, the update released by the club stated that he would be back in training in the next two to three weeks. He has been missing with a knee injury since the Liverpool game at the Emirates Stadium earlier this month.

Lastly, Lacazette suffered a hamstring injury in the last game, a disappointing 1-1 draw with Fulham at the Emirates Stadium. The Frenchman won’t be available for the Everton game and he’s a doubt for the Villarreal game on Thursday in the Europa League.