Arsenal will be without Thomas Partey, when they return to Premier League action on Sunday against Leeds.
The 27-year-old enforcer picked up a thigh injury during a 3-0 defeat to Aston Villa prior to the November international break.
That injury denied Partey the opportunity to link up with Ghana for Africa Nations Cup qualifiers.
He will also be missing for his club side when they head to Elland Road, with a big money summer signing not yet ready to step back into the fold for the Gunners.
Arsenal revealed in a fitness update on their official website: “Thomas was replaced at half-time during the match against Aston Villa and has sustained a strain to his left thigh.
“Continues to be assessed, will not be available for this weekend’s match and will continue his rehabilitation.”
Partey is not the only player that Mikel Arteta will be unable to call upon against Leeds, with coronavirus ruling two other experienced stars out of his plans.
Arsenal added on Mohamed Elneny: “Tested positive for Covid-19 while on international duty with Egypt.
“Mo is asymptomatic and following protocols ahead of returning to training. He is unavailable for this weekend’s fixture.”