Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta has confirmed that Bukayo Saka has been carrying a hip injury in recent games.
The 20-year-old was taken off against Aston Villa yesterday afternoon with 20 minutes left to go in order to give the winger some rest, but he will still go away on international duty with England.
Aaron Ramsdale was not in the matchday squad for the trip to Villa Park after it was revealed that he has sustained a muscular problem. He is expected to be out for a few weeks and is unlikely to feature in the Gunners’ next two games against Crystal Palace and Brighton.
Gabriel Martinelli did not feature yesterday as he was struck down by illness and it remains to be seen whether he will go away with Brazil for their matches during the international break.
Takehiro Tomiyasu is believed to be closing in on a return from a calf injury but the club are being very careful with his recovery so he doesn’t suffer another recurrence.