Mezut Ozil is expected to make his full debut against Sunderland on Saturday as the Gunners injury crisis deepens, the Express understands.
Tomas Rosicky and Theo Walcott both picked up knocks whilst on international duty in the week, while Jack Wilshere’s performance was, according to England manager Roy Hodgson, due to a lack of match fitness.
Aaron Ramsey also went down whilst playing for Wales, while Mikel Arteta remains on the treatment table, along with long term absentees Lukas Podolski and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain.
Elsewhere, South Korea coach Hong Myung-Bo has told striker Park Chu-Young that he must quit Arsenal for the sake of his international career, according to Sky Sports.
The 28 year old has made just a handful of appearances for the Gunners since signing for the club two years ago, while he spent last season on loan with Celta Vigo.
His only goal for Arsenal came in a 2-1 League Cup victory over Bolton Wanderers in October 2011.
Meanwhile, the club are set to move for Sochaux full back Sebastien Corchia in January, the Daily Star understands.
The club were linked with a move for the France U21 international in the summer, though an offer was never made.