Olivier Giroud's wait to reclaim a starting role in the Arsenal team looks likely to continue after Arsene Wenger confirmed the striker had picked up a knock ahead of Saturday's (17 September) clash with Hull City.
Giroud, 29, has not started a game for the Gunners this season following his extended summer break after France's Euro 2016 campaign. While the striker has worked towards regaining match fitness, Alexis Sanchez and summer signing Lucas Perez have been preferred to lead the attack so far.
Giroud emerged from the bench again on Tuesday in the Champions League group stage tie with Paris Saint-Germain but could now miss out altogether for Saturday's trip to the KCOM Stadium after picking up a toe injury.
Wenger told a press conference on Friday the France international is yet to be assessed after picking up the knock in Tuesday's game in Paris.
Aaron Ramsey meanwhile has not featured since the first game of the season, a 4-3 defeat at home to Liverpool, where he picked up a hamstring injury. The Wales international was pictured in training last week but Wenger is wary of rushing the midfielder back too soon, ruling out a return on Saturday and on Tuesday for the League Cup third round tie against Nottingham Forest.
"I had hoped he'd be back but he is not ready," Wenger said before ruling the player out of Tuesday's visit to the City Ground. "There is no added problem, we are just cautious because we don't want any setback with his hamstring, Tuesday is too early."
There was better news for Theo Walcott who could return in time for the Hull match while Gabriel, who picked up an ankle injury during the club's pre-season campaign, could make his first appearance of the season on Tuesday.
Wenger also confirmed Petr Cech will return in goal after David Ospina was given the nod for the 1-1 draw against PSG in the Champions League opener.