Three Injured Arsenal stars make Unai Emery’s 23-man squad for Dubai trip

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Injured Arsenal trio Hector Bellerin, Danny Welbeck and Rob Holding have traveled to Dubai for the side’s warm-weather training camp and friendly match with Al-Nasr Dubai SC.

Unai Emery has selected a 23-man squad for the trip as Arsenal prepare for their Premier League run-in with clashes against Newcastle and Everton coming up after the international break.

The Gunners also have both legs of their Europa League quarter-final with Napoli next month.

Several youngsters have been taken to Dubai, including the likes of Charlie Gilmour, Zech Medley and Ben Sheaf, along with first-team stars such as Alexandre Lacazette, Mesut Ozil and Petr Cech.

Bellerin, Welbeck and Holding will also be in Arsenal’s camp despite all three players being unavailable with season-ending injuries.

Arsenal defenders Bellerin and Holding are both recovering from ACL knee injuries, while Danny Welbeck broke his right ankle back in November.

Arsenal’s squad for Dubai: Cech, Leno, Okonkwo, Bellerin, Mavropanos, Koscielny, Mustafi, Jenkinson, Medley, Osei-Tutu, Pleguezuelo, Holding, Sheaf, Thompson, Olayinka, Gilmour, Suarez, Amaechi, Maitland-Niles, John-Jules, Ozil, Lacazette, Welbeck.

Arsenal will arrive at Dubai airport at around 8pm on Thursday night and training is due to take place on Friday.

The match with Al-Nasr Dubai SC kicks off at 6pm local time on Tuesday and it will mark the opening of the newly built Al Maktoum Stadium.