Houssem Aouar excluded preemptively from Roma’s squad list with Empoli

Houssem Aouar will not be available for tonight’s showdown at Stadio Olimpico with Empoli.

The Algerian midfielder was ruled out last minute by Mourinho and his coaching staff.

The decision is due to the staff’s caution with regards to Aouar’s condition following his recent muscle injury.

Thus, Aouar will not be on the bench tonight- replaced by Renato Sanches in Roma’s starting eleven – and will be watching his teammates from the stands, reports DAZN.