Perhaps of more concern is Cesc Fabregas, who will miss Spain's final World Cup qualifier due to a 'serious family matter'. The Arsenal midfielder left the international camp on Saturday night in order to fly to Barcelona. He has been ruled out of action for Wednesday's clash with Bosnia,but it remains unclear as to whether the matter will affect his domestic commitments.

Arsenal are set to face Birmingham in the Premier League on Saturday, but may be forced to tackle the Blues without the services of their skipper. I imagine this will mean big changes for the majority of managers, but wait until we have more definitive news closer to the deadline.