Aaron Ramsey will be out of action for up to six weeks, after scans confirmed a grade two hamstring injury.
The midfielder picked up the injury during Saturday’s North London derby, as Arsenal were held to a 1-1 draw.
Injuries is beginning to take its toll on Arsene Wenger’s team, as there are doubts over Jack Wilshere’s fitness. The England international turned his ankle under a challenge from Danny Rose in the first half. Mikel Arteta will also miss up to three weeks with a calf complait.
“I don’t know how long they will be out but they will be out next week,” Wenger said post-match. “I think Ramsey is a hamstring, and Arteta is a calf. Wilshere is an ankle.”
He added: “Ramsey [is] a concern. He had a good rest this week, I didn’t play him against Southampton on Tuesday night, it’s a surprise because he’s usually a resistant boy.”
Olivier Giroud and Mathieu Debuchy are almost certain not play again this year too.