Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has revealed that Aaron Ramsey will be out of action for a month with a thigh injury.
The midfielder picked up the injury in the 4-0 win against Hull in the fifth round replay in the FA Cup on at the KC Stadium on Tuesday.
The Gunners will miss Ramsey during this crucial last stretch of the season with nine rounds of fixtures left in the Premier League.
Arsenal will face Watford in the quarter-final of the FA Cup at home on Sunday before travelling to Barcelona in hopes of overturning a 2-0 deficit in the UEFA Champions League on Wednesday.
“At the moment his clinical signs are quite positive. I would say four weeks. It was a bit worse than I thought because I didn’t see it,” Wenger told TalkSport.
“Usually when a player gets injured with a muscle, he stops and I did not have that feeling of precaution so I thought he would be available for Sunday.
“We want to stay alive in all of them (competitions) but then again lets be focused on the next one.
“I don’t believe anyone in my side is thinking about Barcelona at the moment, or Everton, they are completely focused on Watford.”