VfL Wolfsburg captain Maximilian Arnold and defender Sebastiaan Bornauw are confirmed outs for the team's upcoming weekend fixture against VfL Bochum.
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Arnold's absence likely doesn't alter Kovac's plan for the midfield. The 29-year-old - the subject of controversial rotations in his coach's double-six-set - didn't start in Wolfsburg's most recent league encounter against Leipzig. Aster Vranckx and Mathias Svanberg will presumably handle the axis together once again.
Bornauw had started Wolfsburg's last three league fixtures in addition to featuring in the XI that defeated Leipzig in the most recent DFB Pokal round. Kovac nevertheless has plenty of other central defenders on his roster to call upon. Moritz Jenz serves as the most likely replacement, irrespective of whether Kovac opts for a back-three or back-four.