Carl Jenkinson looks unlikely to be available for Arsene Wenger this weekend after picking up a knee injury against Marseille.
The young right-back was forced from the field of play on Wednesday night after a swashbuckling display and was replaced by Johan Djourou. The Swiss now looks likely to continue in the position against Stoke City on Sunday with Bacary Sagna sidelined until after Christmas.
“We don’t know yet but it is very unlikely he will be available for Sunday,” Wenger told the Arsenal website about Jenkinson. ”He is having a scan and we will know some time on Friday.”
Elsewhere in the brand new medical centre at London Colney it appears a two week return date is the common theme.
Long-term absentees Thomas Vermaelen and Abou Diaby have both been tipped for first team action in a fortnight, while Kieran Gibbs’ also looks likely to have healed in that time.
“[Vermaelen] will be back in full training on Friday. It is 10 days to two weeks for him. Diaby is getting better but is not available to play yet. He’s probably back in around two weeks – he is just a fraction behind Vermaelen.
“[Gibbs] is nothing bad but he is one or two weeks out.”