Tomas Rosicky is a major doubt for Arsenal’s trip to Sunderland this weekend.
The busy midfielder was replaced in the first half of the Czech Republic’s game against Italy last night having picked up what appeared to be a thigh injury.
Whether that’s the back of thigh and his hamstring, or the front of his thigh (the beefstring) remains to be seen but it’s a blow for Arsene Wenger as the Premier League gets underway again after a two week break.
Rosicky has started four of the Gunners five games this season but the problem is lightened by the fact that Arsenal have a £42.5m signing ready to take his place if need be.
There are also reports that Yaya Sanogo has picked up a back problem, and may be sidelined for a while, leaving Wenger desperately short of striking options, while young midfielder Gedion Zelalem could miss 8-10 weeks having suffered an injury in training.
Further injury updates throughout the day.