Arsenal have been dealt an injury blow following news that midfielder Dani Ceballos will remain on the sidelines until mid-December.
The Spain international picked up a hamstring injury against Vitoria on November 6 and sat out the Gunners’ defeat to Leicester City ahead of the international break.
It has now been confirmed, however, that the Real Madrid loanee faces a further period out, though it is hoped he will return ahead of the busy festive run of fixtures.
Ceballos has become a fan favourite at the Emirates Stadium since his arrival from the Spanish capital on a season-long deal over the summer.
He is now likely to miss Premier League clashes with Southampton, Norwich City, Brighton and West Ham in the coming weeks as well as the Europa League meeting with Eintracht Frankfurt on November 28.