Nuno Espirito Santo was unable to reveal whether Steven Bergwijn will be fit enough to return for the north London derby.
It’s been a mixed start to the season for the Dutchman, who started the opening three Premier League games, claiming the assist for Heung Min Son’s winner against Manchester City on the opening day before winning the free-kick that helped secure victory over Watford.
Bergwijn’s form saw him recalled to the Holland squad for their World Cup qualifiers, and after playing the final 14 minutes against Montenegro, he started the win against Turkey three days later.
However, Bergwijn suffered an injury which kept him out of the defeat to Crystal Palace, although he was back in the side that drew with Rennes last Thursday.
But his rotten luck continued after he lasted just 29 minutes in France and then missed the defeat to Chelsea on Sunday.
Santo then revealed that Bergwijn remains sidelined for the Carabao Cup tie at Wolves and was unable to say whether he’ll return for the trip to Arsenal this weekend.
“He has an injury on his foot, a sprain, he twisted his ankle,” Santo said. “It’s very, very painful and the decision was to protect his foot and at the same time keep doing upper body workouts and try to maintain as fit as possible. But the injury needs to settle down and prevent him from feeling pain. It’s very painful now.” (quotes via Football.London).