NACHO MONREAL has been ruled out of the North London derby as he faces another two weeks on the sidelines.
Arsenal confirmed the left-back, 32, who has not featured since October 7 in the 5-1 win over Fulham, is struggling with a hamstring injury.
PA:Press Association3 Nacho Monreal has been ruled out of the North London derby
The Gunners take on Bournemouth on Sunday before hosting their neighbours just seven days after.
They also travel to Ukraine to take on Vorskla Poltava on Thursday in the Europa League.
It will come as a blow for boss Unai Emery who sees Monreal as an important figure in his side.
Emery is also missing central defender Konstantinos Mavropanos who is out until December with a groin injury.
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PA:Press Association3 The left-back has not featured since the win over Fulham last month
EPA3 Lichtsteiner will face a late fitness test before taking on Bournemouth