Dani Ceballos has been ruled out of Saturday’s trip to Leicester after picking up a hamstring strain in the 1-1 draw with Vitoria in midweek.
The Spanish midfielder pulled up during the second half, and while it’s not thought to be a serious problem, he won’t be available for Unai Emery for what is verging on a must-win game for the Gunners.
At the very least, it’s a must-not-lose, because doing so would leave us 9 points behind the Foxes.
Arsenal have taken just 2 points from the last 9 available, and over this season and last have won just 6 of the last 18 Premier League games.
It means the pressure on Emery to produce a good result tomorrow is intense, but we face a high-flying, confident Leicester side who are making real progress under Brendan Rodgers – who only took over there in February of this year.
Beyond Ceballos, everyone else is available in fitness terms, while those who played in midweek – including Kieran Tierney and Nicolas Pepe – may find themselves benched if Emery decides to rotate.