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Full List Of Every Premier League Player Going To The African Cup Of Nations

A number of Premier League clubs are set to see disruption to their squads in the next week or so, as the African Nations Cup 2017 begins in Gabon.

Some, such as Liverpool’s Joel Matip and Bournemouth striker Benik Afobe, have decided not to participate, while Nigeria’s failure to qualify has meant that the likes of Alex Iwobi, John Obi Mikel, Victor Moses, Odion Ighalo, Kelechi Iheanacho and new Leicester City signing Wilfried Ndidi will remain with their clubs.

In all, a total of 20 players will be departing temporarily, with Stoke and Sunderland the most affected as both Premier League clubs have three players involved each.

Ivory Coast's Eric Bailly (R) fights for the ball with Sierra Leone's  Mohamed Bangura (L) at the Stade de la Paix in Bouake on September 3, 2016 during the 2017 African Cup of Nations qualification football match between Ivory Coast and Sierra Leone.  / AFP / ISSOUF SANOGO        (Photo credit should read ISSOUF SANOGO/AFP/Getty Images)

The competition runs from January 14th to February 5th, although obviously some players involved will return earlier as their countries are eliminated.

AFC Bournemouth: Max Gradel (Ivory Coast)

Arsenal: Mohamed Elneny (Egypt)

Burnley: None

Chelsea: None

Crystal Palace: Wilfried Zaha (Ivory Coast), Bakary Sako (Mali)

Everton: Idrissa Gueye (Senegal)

Hull City: Dieumerci Mbokani (DR Congo), Ahmed Elmohamady (Egypt)

Leicester City: Islam Slimani & Riyad Mahrez (Algeria)

Liverpool: Sadio Mané (Senegal)

Manchester City: None

Manchester United: Eric Bailly (Ivory Coast)

Middlesbrough: None

Southampton: None

Stoke City: Mame Biram Diouf (Senegal), Wilfried Bony (Ivory Coast), Ramadan Sobhi (Egypt)

Sunderland: Didier N’Dong (Gabon), Wahbi Khazri (Tunisia), Lamine Koné (Ivory Coast)

Swansea City: None

Tottenham Hotspur: None

Watford: Adlene Guedioura (Algeria), Nordin Amrabat (Morocco)

West Bromwich Albion: None

West Ham United: Cheikhou Kouyaté (Senegal)

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