On top of that injury, we've also been informed of injuries to Senderos and Toure, which means we are running quite light in the squad department...
Here's a little something from Arsene:
“We have a big squad at home. Kolo Toure, Philippe Senderos, Cesc Fabregas, Samir Nasri, Abou Diaby, Tomas Rosicky and Eduardo are out.
“Kolo has a hip muscle problem. Cesc has a hamstring problem, he will be out for the next two games.
“Abou Diaby (thigh) will be out for a while, we knew that. Philippe Senderos has a scan on his hamstring. He did that today whereas Fabregas did his hamstring yesterday.
“Samir Nasri (knee/thigh) should be OK for Saturday and so should Kolo Toure. Aaron Ramsey has a good chance to start”.
So where does leave the starting XI, let’s have a look:
Which leaves: Fabianksi, Hoyte, Traore, Wilshere, Vela, Bendtner and one other on the bench… possibly either Gavin Hoyte or Harvard Nortveit…
Definitely down to the bare bones…