It is now being suggested that Arsenal midfielder Mathieu Flamini could be all set to miss the clash against rivals Manchester United at the Emirates on the 4th of October. The former France international was substituted early in the Premier League clash against Leicester City due to a hamstring injury that forced him off.
He is now out injured for an indefinite spell of time and is also “not available” for Tuesday’s Champions League clash with Olympiakos, as confirmed by Gunners’ boss Arsene Wenger in his pre-match press conference. It was just Flamini’s second appearance of the season at Leicester, after a “man of the match” performance against Tottenham in the Capital One Cup, on a night when he scored twice.
The north London side will now be hopeful that his compatriot Francis Coquelin can recover from his knee injury on time for the clash against United at least. With both games looking quite crucial, Wenger will be frustrated with the lack of options that he has and is now being punished for the lack of activity in the summer transfer window.