Arsene Wenger has confirmed that Mathieu Flamini will not be in the squad for the trip to Goodison Park tomorrow.
The Frenchman picked up a hamstring injury against Barcelona on Wednesday night, and won’t be available for the Everton game which kicks off at 12.45pm on Saturday.
Other than that the Arsenal manager says that there are no fresh injuries from the 3-1 defeat, but that he may need to manage fatigue in terms of his team selection.
Asked about injured players making a return in the near future, he was quizzed on Santi Cazorla and Jack Wilshere.
“Cazorla, it’s going slow,” he said. “Wilshere is showing good signs.
“Ramsey and Cech, and maybe Flamini, could be back first after the international break. I don’t think Cazorla and Wilshere come back straight after.
“He [Cazorla] has a little Achilles problem, his knee is perfect but that’s what’s slowing him down.
“If he didn’t have that problem, he would be back already because his knee is perfect.”