Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has confirmed that Tomas Rosicky will be out for three months following an injury he picked up against Burnley last week, according to reports the BBC.
Rosicky has only recently recovered from a knee problem that has kept him out for the first half of the season, but has been dealt another blow that could make him miss the entire campaign.
And with his Gunners contract running out in a few months, the Czech Republic international may have played his last game for Arsenal in their 2-1 win over the Clarets.
Wenger revealed that the 35-year-old has ruptured a section of his thigh tendon, and hopes the injury does not keep him out for the rest of the season.
He said: “I hope not but the injury is quite a serious one.”
However, the Gunners will be buoyed by the return of Danny Welbeck, who has been sidelined since the beginning of the term but will feature for the Under-21 side on Friday.