Takehiro Tomiyasu was forced to injure his hamstring in Monday’s Premier League match against Newcastle United at St James’ Park.
With Gabriel Magalhaes and Ben White qualified to start the centre-back, the Japan international took his position on the right side of the defense line.
But, Tomiyasu He failed to dominate Newcastle energetic Allan Saint-Maximin in the first half as the Gunners were mercilessly defeated.
Tomiyasu, who battled with calf issues for 2022, dropped a hamstring at St James’ Park with 38 minutes on the clock.
Mikel Arteta’s team, who had been Newcastle’s second-best performer and was grateful to Aaron Ramsdale for putting away Saint-Maximin’s low effort, immediately replaced Tomiasso.
Tottenham Hotspur will be in the lead for fourth place ahead of the last day’s game with Norwich City if Arsenal fail to turn the game around in the second half and win.