Arsenal have confirmed left-back Kieran Gibbs is set for a 'short-term' spell on the sidelines with a bruised foot rather than broken metatarsal.
It was feared that the 20-year-old had suffered a recurrence of the fracture that sidelined him for much of the last campaign during the 4-1 League Cup victory against Tottenham.
The England international went for a scan today and it revealed the news that the knock was not as bad as first feared.
A statement on the club's website confirmed manager Arsene Wenger would soon be able to select Gibbs again.
It read: "The Club is happy to confirm that following last night’s Carling Cup Third Round match at Tottenham Hotspur, 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."