Arsenal have confirmed that Dani Ceballos will be sidelined for a few more weeks with the hamstring problem he picked up in the 1-1 draw with Vitoria.
The club’s latest medical bulletin claims the Spaniard won’t return to training until mid-December.
The Gunners play seven games between now and 15 December which means our midfield could come under considerable strain if we choose not to reintegrate exiled former captain Granit Xhaka.
Sead Kolasinac is also a doubt for Saturday’s game with Southampton having picked up a hamstring problem of his own. He’s currently being assessed but you’d assume with Kieran Tierney waiting in the wings, we won’t be taking any unnecessary risks.
Unai Emery faces the media this afternoon so if we hear any further details we’ll let you know.