Arsenal could yet be forced to make a late move in the transfer market amid concerns over an injury sustained by Olivier Giroud.
The club are anxiously awaiting the results of a scan with fears growing that he has suffered a break to his ankle.
The French International forward underlined his importance to the club as he came off the bench at Goodison Park to head home a late equaliser in the 2-2 draw with Everton but was later injured charging down a clearance from Sylvain Distin.
The striker is definitely out of Arsenal’s Champions league second leg clash with Besiktas but he could face a lengthy spell out if Arsene Wenger’s worst fears are confirmed.
That could force the French manager into the transfer market with Theo Walcott still recovering from injury, Alexis Sanchez adapting to the Premier League, Lukas Podolski linked with a move away and Yaya Sanogo struggling with a hamstring injury.
The doubts over Giroud has seen the Gunners linked with moves for Danny Welbeck and Loic Remy with the Daily Mirror reporting the pair are on Wenger’s radar.
In addition to being without Giroud for the clash with Besiktas, Arsenal will also be without the suspended Aaron Ramsey while captain Mike Arteta is also out with an ankle problem.