Arsenal defender Bacary Sagna has been ruled out for three weeks with a hamstring injury.
The right-back sustained the injury during Tuesday night’s Uefa Champions League clash with Serie A club Napoli at the Emirate Stadium.
He underwent a scan on Thursday and the result shows the Frenchman will be sidelined for two to three weeks.
Sagna, who has so far been consistent for the ‘Gunners’, is therefore expected not to make Sunday’s trip to West Bromwich Albion, France’s clashes against Australia and Finland and likely to face a late fitness test for October 19 home game against Norwich.
Carl Jenkinson could be called up by Arsene Wenger to debutise in place of Sagna, 30, on Sunday.
Despite the north London club’s strong start to the season, a host of injury to first-team players has taken its toll on Wenger’s men.
Theo Walcott, Santo Carzola, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Lukas Podolski are among ten of Arsenal’s first-team players nursing injuries.