Arsene Wenger says Arsenal can cope without Olivier Giroud after the striker suffered a hamstring injury in the 1-0 League Cup win over West Ham.
The Gunners are through to the semi-final and will learn who they face in the last four after tonight’s quarter-final fixtures.
In his post-match press conference, Wenger claimed the Frenchman is expected to be out for 21 days, which would see him miss the rest of the Christmas fixture pile-up.
“It puts more pressure on the rest of the squad of course but I have still [Alexande Lacazette], [Theo] Walcott and Danny Welbeck, who can play up front,” said the manager (via the Standard).
“[Alexis] Sanchez is a possibility as well.”
Arsenal host Liverpool on Friday night – a win would see them move into the top four.