Arsenal have confirmed that Thomas Partey will miss Sunday’s clash with Leeds after picking up a hamstring strain against Aston Villa.
The Ghana international was substituted in the closing stages of the 1-0 defeat last Saturday and isn’t in training.
Given the nature of the injury, it would be surprising if he were fit to face Benfica in Rome in a week’s time. We expect Dani Ceballos or Mo Elneny will be asked to fill in next to Granit Xhaka.
The Gunners medical team have also reported that Kieran Tierney won’t be reintegrated into first-team training until next week.
The Scot has been absent from five of the last Premier League games and won’t be available on Sunday.
Mikel Arteta will be able to call on Bernd Leno and David Luiz who’ve both served one-game suspensions for the red cards picked up at Wolves.