Arsenal are likely to be without Aaron Ramsey and Kieran Gibbs for their trip to White Hart Lane against Tottenham on Sunday with the former struggling to get back into full fitness ahead of a gruelling run of fixtures for the north London club, according to the Guardian.
The Gunners are already without Mesut Ozil who did his hamstring against Bayern Munich at the Allianz Arena and is likely to be out for weeks. The midfielder has not been in good form thus far and has been criticised by the media for his inability to replicate the form which we have been accustomed to in recent years during his stay at Werder Bremen and Real Madrid.
However, his absence will be a major blow to the Gunners' hopes of challenging for the title, which has already been strifled by the long term absence of Theo Walcott.
The winger has been a major miss for the Gunners, who was in great form before trhe injury and would have been a outlet for the Gunnersn to increase their goal scoring tally.
Ramsey, who was the standout player for Arsenal in the opening few months has been out for over two months and the Gunners need him back as soon as possible to have any hope of retaining their lead at the top.
The midfielder has scored eight goals in the league and has put in a major shift defensively. Ramsey will be an important addition to the side in the absence of Jack Wilshere, who has a hairline fracture and will be out till April.
Meanwhile, Kieran Gibbs, who missed their game against Bayern Munich due to injury is a doubt for Sunday's game but Nacho Monreal is expected to be fit to start.
Kim Kallstrom, who has been brought on loan from Spartak Moscow, is also fit and may have a role to play at White Hart Lane. The Gunners are currently third in the league, seven points behind Chelsea with a game in hand.