Serge Aurier
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Paris Saint-Germain defender Serge Aurier will miss the Champions League clash with Arsenal on Wednesday night (23 November) after being banned from entering the United Kingdom. Javier Pastore, Adrien Rabiot and Layvin Kurzawa have also been left out of Unai Emery's 21-man squad due to injury, but former Manchester United star Angel Di Maria has passed a late fitness test.

In September Aurier was given a two-month prison sentence for elbowing a policeman outside a nightclub in Paris.

The Ivory Coast right-back has continued his career at club level since, but has been stopped from entering the UK for the Arsenal game.

PSG have confirmed the news via an official statement, accusing British authorities of a "lack of respect".

"Due to a sudden about-face by the British authorities, Serge Aurier has not been allowed to travel with Unai Emery's squad for the clash away to Arsenal. Paris Saint-Germain are stunned by this incomprehensible situation that attacks the very integrity of the UEFA Champions League," the club stated.

In more positive news for PSG it looks like Emery will have Di Maria available on Wednesday night. The former Manchester United winger was forced off in the first half during the 2-0 victory over Nantes at the weekend, but has been able to travel to London with the rest of the first-team squad.

However, Arsenal game will come too early for Pastore, Rabiot and Kurzawa. The Argentine playmaker also suffered an injury at the weekend, with Emery revealing after the game that he was a major doubt to face Arsenal.

Meanwhile, Rabiot missed the encounter with Nantes after he suffered a hamstring injury during the recent international break, while Kurzawa is yet to play a game since the previous Champions League clash with Basel on 1 November due to groin issues.