According to the Ukraine FA, Oleksandr Zinchenko has sustained a calf injury that will rule him out of his country’s upcoming Nations League matches with Scotland and Armenia.
The 25-year-old has already had to sit out two Arsenal matches this season having sustained a knee sprain in training but did feature in the most recent games against Manchester United and FC Zurich.
His latest problem is also understood to have happened at London Colney and will, presumably, sideline him for Sunday’s trip to Brentford.
It is reported that the versatile left-back will require a couple of weeks to recover. If it takes longer than that the summer signing is at risk of missing the north London derby on 1 October.
Zinchenko will make up a reasonably large contingent of first team players who’ll stay in London for the upcoming Interlull. The Gunners’ Brazilian contingent missed out on selection, as did Ben White and Emile Smith Rowe while Mo Elneny is rehabilitating a hamstring issue. Cedric and Rob Holding will also be knocking about.
Thomas Partey, who has been struggling with a thigh problem, is set to face Brazil and Nicaragua after getting the nod from Ghana while Kieran Tierney is facing three games, two against Ukraine, with Scotland.
We should get more team news later this afternoon when Mikel Arteta faces the media.