Arsenal will be without Thierry Henry for their trip to Bolton Wanderers on Saturday after the skipper was ruled out with a neck injury.
The news comes as a blow to Gunners boss Arsene Wenger who has seen his side fail to win on their last four Premiership visits to the Reebok Stadium.
Henry picked up the injury in the Gunners' 3-1 Champions League victory over Hamburg in midweek and it remains to be seen how long the France international will be sidelined.
Meanwhile, the injury to Henry opens the door for Theo Walcott, who could make only his second start of the season.
The England Under-21 striker looked lively when he came off the bench in midweek and could be given the nod by Wenger in preference to Emmanuel Adebayor.