Arsene Wenger has confirmed that Lukas Podolski will miss the North London derby, and at least three weeks, after picking up a hamstring strain against Fenerbahce this evening.
The German international pulled up early in the second half and was replaced by Kieran Gibbs. Afterwards, the Arsenal manager said, “That’s a negative of tonight. We paid a heavy price on the injury front because we lost Podolski. He is out 21 days.”
There are also concerns over Aaron Ramsey who left the field early with what was suggested to be a groin problem, although he did appear to be moving freely after the game.
Jack Wilshere, who found himself targetted quite deliberately by the visitors in the final quarter of the game, may have an ankle problem but both he and Ramsey will be assessed properly tomorrow.