Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger does not believe Cesc Fabregas' hamstring injury will keep him out of action for a significant period of time.
The Gunners skipper limped out of the midweek draw with Burnley and was sent for a scan on Thursday.
He will definitely miss Saturday's Premier League meeting with Hull City, but Wenger has allayed fears of a serious injury to the midfielder.
"Cesc had a scan," he told the club's official website."We have not had the result yet.
"The only thing that is sure is that he will not play on Saturday.
"Beyond that, it all depends on the scan. Is it a tightness that just presents a small risk on Saturday or is it a slight strain – grade one or two? We'll know that later.
"If it is a tear it is a small one and the maximum would be 10 days. So it is not long-term."
Meanwhile, Denilson could deputise for Fabregas against the Tigers after the Brazilian midfielder proved his fitness in training following a back injury.