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Watford's Holebas out of Arsenal clash with hamstring problem

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Watford's Holebas out of Arsenal clash with hamstring problem
FILE PHOTO: Soccer Football - FA Cup Semi Final - Watford v Wolverhampton Wanderers - Wembley Stadium, London, Britain - April 7, 2019 Wolverhampton Wanderers' Diogo Jota in action with Watford's Jose Holebas REUTERS/David Klein   -   Copyright  DAVID KLEIN(Reuters)

(Reuters) – Watford defender Jose Holebas will miss Monday’s Premier League clash with Arsenal after failing to recover from a hamstring injury, manager Javi Gracia has said.

The Greek left back, who has 25 league appearances this season, sustained the injury during their 3-2 FA Cup semi-final victory over Wolverhampton Wanderers last Sunday.

“I’m not sure about Holebas. We need time to see how he is. He will not be ready for the next game, for sure,” Gracia told the club’s website semi-final victory over Wolverhampton Wanderers on Sunday.

Fellow defender Adam Masina, who came on for Holebas in the match at Wembley Stadium, is expected to fill in again.

“Masina is ready. He came on and did very well and in other games as well. I want all my players to be fit but in this case we have other players,” Gracia added.

“Tom Cleverley is injured and Domingos Quina as well. Yesterday he had a problem in a training session with his shoulder. Some players have different pains so we will see in the next days if they are OK to play against Arsenal.”

(Reporting by Shrivathsa Sridhar in Bengaluru; editing by Amlan Chakraborty)