Arsenal moved on from a disappointing week to defeat Dundalk 4 – 2 away in the Europa League on Thursday night to progress to the last 32.
Jose Mourinho had compounded Arsenal’s recent poor run of form on Sunday, when he led Tottenham to a 2 – 0 victory in the much fancied north London derby.
Thus, the Gunners will have to shift their attention to a must-win home game against Burnley as they sought to end a four match winless-streak in the English Premier League.
Meanwhile, as Mikel Arteta takes stock of his available rounds of ammunitions to wreck havoc on their visitors on Sunday, the Spaniard has disclosed that Ghanaian international Thomas Partey has been ruled out for few games.
“Thomas is out for a few games” said Arteta.
“It is the same area where he got injured previously and we will have to see how long it takes to heal.”
The absence of senior players means that there could be a chance for some of the youngsters who have been impressing in the Europa League to play against Burnley.
Partey had suffered a recurrence of the thigh strain he had picked up against Aston Villa during the defeat to Spurs.
Although, Gabriel Martinelli made a return to action on Tuesday and according to football.london the Brazilian would be starting the under-21s game against AFC Wimbledon in the Papa John’s Trophy on Tuesday.
The Spaniard also revealed he was unsure about David Luiz’s current fitness ahead of Sunday’s fixture.
The 33-year-old was ruled out of Sunday’s North London Derby defeat after a gash he sustained following a clash of heads with Wolves’ Raul Jimenez failed to heal in time.
“Luiz we will assess today and tomorrow to see if he can compete or not” said the Arsenal manager.