Arsenal defender Gael Clichy has been ruled out for up to a month with a suspected stress fracture in his back.
Meanwhile, midfielder Tomas Rosicky returns to the squad for Wednesday's Champions League clash against AZ Alkmaar at Emirates Stadium following a knee problem.
Striker Nicklas Bendtner (groin), goalkeeper Lukas Fabianski (thigh), Theo Walcott (knee), Denilson (back) remain sidelined.
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