Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has revealed both Petr Cech and Laurent Koscielny will miss this weekend’s Tottenham clash through injury.
The Gunners now trail league leaders Leicester by six points with 10 games to play in the Premier League campaign, following the 2-1 home defeat against Swansea.
To make matters worse both Cech and Koscielny have picked up calf injuries and will miss the crucial showdown with arch rivals Spurs.
Cech’s error gifted Ashley Williams the winner, the former Chelsea goalkeeper flapping at Gylfi Sigurdsson’s free-kick cross when poorly positioned.
Wenger confirmed after the game the 33-year-old, along with Koscielny, will now miss Saturday’s White Hart Lane trip.
“Petr Cech struggled. He had a groin problem before the game, and he struggled on a little bit tonight,” Wenger said. “He will not play on Saturday.
“I trust completely Ospina, I have no problem with that. It’s a muscular problem, a calf problem. I don’t know how long he will be out.
“Koscielny has a calf problem as well. He will not play on Saturday as well.”