The Gunners are now sweating over the fitness of one of their key attacking players, only a couple of days into the current international break.
Unai Emery’s men salvaged some pride ahead of the international break by securing a 2-2 draw against bitter rivals Tottenham Hotspur on Sunday, a week after the defeat at title contenders Liverpool.
However, Nicolas Pepe, who featured in the clash with Spurs over the weekend, is now facing some uncertainty about his fitness during the international break.
Arsenal’s record signing has returned to London due to an injury concern, according to a report by ITV News.
The 24-year-old, who was called up to represent his country, has now left the Ivory Coast training camp to seek medical treatment from Arsenal.
It remains unclear what the severity of Pepe’s injury worry is, with the Gunners set to face Watford in the Premier League right after the international break is over.