Arsene Wenger was hit with another fitness concern ahead of Tuesday’s clash with Bayern Munich at the Emirates stadium.
The Gunners have been troubled by injuries to key players this season as they struggle to challenge for the Premier League with Chelsea now 16 points clear.
And before the Champions League affair with Bayern Munich kicked off, Danny Welbeck was withdrawn from the starting line-up for Olivier Giroud.
The 26-year-old England international was preparing for his first start in the competition this season but he was forced to pull out of the team.
Nonetheless, Welbeck has now confirmed he has not suffered any new injury problem and that his absence was solely due to illness.
No injury, no tweak, just ill at the wrong moment. Devastated I couldn't play tonight.
— Danny Welbeck (@DannyWelbeck) March 7, 2017