Thomas Partey is ‘progressing well’ in his recovery from a hamstring strain but he will not be available for Sunday’s clash with Manchester City.
The news, provided yesterday by the club’s medical team, doesn’t come as a huge surprise given he only picked up the issue a couple of weeks ago.
Dani Ceballos has provided cover in the last two games and is an option to start although Mikel Arteta may be tempted to rest the Spaniard with one eye on Thursday’s Europa League second-leg game with Benfica. Mohamed Elneny is another option to partner Granit Xhaka.
Outside of bumps, bruises and tired legs, Arsenal’s only other injury concern is a knee strain picked up by Alex Runarsson. It’s not clear how serious the problem is but the third choice keeper couldn’t be facing a short spell on the sidelines.