Gibbs set for short-term absence
Arsenal have received an injury boost after scans revealed defender Kieran Gibbs has not broken his foot.
Gibbs had to be withdrawn during extra time of Arsenal's 4-1 Carling Cup victory over Tottenham, and after the game Arsene Wenger expressed concern that the player may have suffered a broken metatarsal.
However, a statement on Arsenal's official website on Wednesday read: "A scan to Kieran Gibbs' foot has shown there is no fracture. Kieran has suffered severe bruising to his left foot and will hopefully only be missing from first-team action for the short term."