The Gunners have been dealt a further blow following their defeat to Wolves after Mikel Arteta revealed Thomas Partey will miss the North London derby on Sunday.

The £45million summer signing, 27, has missed Arsenal’s last three games after he picked up a thigh injury.

He has not featured for the club since he was hauled off at half-time during the 3-0 defeat to Aston Villa.

Commenting on his injury, Arteta said: “I don’t think he will be with us in the next few games.”

Meanwhile, Jack Wilshere believes Mesut Ozil is the man to get Arsenal captain Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang firing again.

The ex-West Ham man stated: “I think he’d be a big player in that team.

“I would love to see Ozil play in that team under Arteta but obviously that’s not happening at the moment.

“He could get on the ball and feed the likes of [Pierre-Emerick] Aubameyang and [Alexandre] Lacazette.”

In other news, David Luiz required seven stitches after his sickening clash of heads with Raul Jimenez but Arsenal insist he was not concussed.

The Gunners are adamant they followed all protocols and guidelines were correctly followed.

Club doctor Gary O’Driscoll, a leading sport’s consultant on concussion who worked with the British and Irish Lions, made the call after Luiz answered all questions correctly.

And finally, Arsenal have been drawn at home against Newcastle in the FA Cup third round draw.

The game will be played on the weekend of January 9 and 10, 2021.

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