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Arsenal have been handed a massive blow as midfielder Francis Coquelin has been ruled out of this weekend Community Shield clash against Chelsea.
Arsene Wenger has now confirmed Coquelin will miss out through injury.
The 26-year-old limped off against Benfica in the Emirates Cup on Saturday and he will not recover from his ankle problem in time.
“He looks like he has a scan tomorrow (Monday) and I don’t think he will be available for the weekend,” said Wenger.
“He doesn’t look bad, but he will not be available. [It is an] ankle problem, ligament.”