Arsenal manager, Arsene Wenger is facing a goalkeeping crisis with news Lukasz Fabianksi could face another three months out with ruptured ankle ligaments.
The Poland goalkeeper was hoping for a recall to the squad after being out since February with shoulder injuries but he damaged his ankle during training on Tuesday.
The latest setback for the 27-year-old means Italian goalie Vito Mannone, who began the season as third choice, will continue in goal with twenty years old Argentinian Damian Martinez, and James Shea who is 21, as back-up.
First choice Wojciech Szczesny is still three weeks short of full recovery from his ankle injury.
The Gunners will be on tenterhooks as they head into a jam-packed run of fixtures heading into winter.
On Saturday’s they face a Barclays Premier League trip to Norwich, followed hotly by Wednesday’s Champions League match against Schalke.
There follows a brace of London derbies, home domestic fixtures against Fulham and old foes Tottenham.
Meanwhile, Arsenal are considering sending defender Johan Djourou out on loan in January.
They also who are watching Boca Juniors' 18-year-old striker Leandro Paredes in a bid to sign him