Draxler, Kurzawa and Ben Arfa out for PSG

Paris Saint-Germain coach Unai Emery confirmed the club will be without the services of Julian Draxler, Layvin Kurzawa and Hatem Ben Arfa for the Ligue 1 clash with Metz.

PSG face The Maroons on Tuesday needing a victory to stay in touch with league leaders Monaco, who enjoy a three-point advantage over the club.

Nonetheless, the Parisians will be without the three influential performers against Metz.

Emery told the club's official website: "We have named 19 players for the trip. Julian (Draxler), Layvin (Kurzawa) and Hatem (Ben Arfa) will stay here to receive treatment, so won't be making the trip. Grzegorz (Krychowiak) has returned to training with the squad but he also needs a bit more time."

The Spaniard added of the contest: "We have the chance to draw level on points – provisionally – with Monaco, but we mustn't focus on them, nor on Nice, who are still in the race. We have to prepare well so we can play good football and get the three points in Metz tomorrow.

"After that, we'll be able to look a bit further ahead to our next match, against Montpellier. We need to stay focused; all the matches we have left to play will be difficult ones against sides who also need points in order to achieve their objectives."

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