Mikel Arteta remains unsure as to whether he will have Bukayo Saka available for Sunday’s north London derby between Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur.
Saka was forced off in the Carabao Cup stalemate with Liverpool at Anfield on Thursday.
The winger was able to walk off in the latter stages but faces a race against time to face Tottenham.
The Gunners are already dealing with a host of absentees due to AFCON, Covid and injuries but could be dealt a further blow.
Saka continues to grow in stature and is a leading light for Arteta’s side, scoring in the 3-1 win over Tottenham at the Emirates back in September.
Now though he could join a host of other players on the sidelines for their clash with Spurs.
“He felt something in the last minutes, he was really fatigued,” Arteta told reporters regarding Saka. “I don’t know. He’s a young boy and he recovers really quickly.
“But he’s played a lot of minutes in the last few months so let’s see who is available.”
Arsenal are looking to continue their top four push when they make the short trip to the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium on Sunday afternoon.
The Gunners hold a two-point lead over their neighbours but have played two games more.
Arteta’s team battle to a morale boosting draw with Liverpool on Thursday night despite being down to 10-men for over an hour.