Theo Walcott is the latest Arsenal player to withdraw from international duty; apparently he’s got a little bruise.
The England winger joins Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain (tummy ache) and Laurent Koscielny (grazed knee) in the queue outside Colin Lewin’s office as speculation mounts that supplies of Calpol and Mr Bump plasters are running low at London Colney.
Steve Bould has called each player’s respective guardian and they are understood to be making the necessary arrangements to pick them up.
The trio are expected to have an early night and should be fit for Saturday’s match with Sunderland assuming cartoons and ice cream cheer them up in the next couple of days.
(On a serious note – well done Arsene, you’re catching on. *insert emoticon wink here*)