Arsenal have been handed a fresh injury blow less than two hours ahead of today'sNorth London Derby against Tottenham Hotspur at the Emirates Stadium.
Forward Leandro Trossard was nowhere to be seen as the Gunners players made their way from the team bus into the stadium, football.london can reveal. There was also no sign of Gabriel Martinelli, meaning the Brazilian has missed two consecutive games.
Trossard played under an hour in Wednesday night's Champions League win over PSV Eindhoven, scoring one and assisting another. Mikel Arteta is expected to address his potential absence at some point before kick-off.
The Belgian sparked fears over his fitness on Friday when he wasn't seen in the club's latest round of training pictures. It now seems like the former Brighton man has picked up a possible injury.
In Martinelli's case, the attacker was forced off in Arsenal's 1-0 win at Everton last weekend after sustaining a hamstring injury. After missing training at London Colney on Friday, it seems as though he will miss today's clash.
«With Gaby [Martinelli] we are still assessing him and so let’s see whether he can make the game or not,» Arteta said on Friday. The double blow means Arteta will be handed a huge decision to make in his front three. Trossard's absence means the left-winger position is vacant.
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