ARSENAL could be without Emile Smith Rowe for Saturday's clash with Norwich after the midfielder withdrew from England Under-21 duty.
The 21-year-old left the camp due to illness but has not tested positive for coronavirus.
England U21s faced Kosovo on Tuesday night and the Arsenal star missed the game after feeling unwell.
Manager Lee Carsley confirmed Smith Rowe's return home which leaves a question mark over his participation on the weekend.
Carsley told Sky Sports: "[Smith Rowe] was just feeling unwell so we decided to send him back to Arsenal.
"He didn’t feel 100 per cent so the best thing to do for Emile was to send him back."
Goals from Rhian Brewster and Cole Palmer earned the win for the U21s, who had also lost Ryan Sessegnon and Harvey Elliott to knocks before the game.
The camp was rocked by two positive tests for Covid-19 last week, forcing the cancellation of a friendly against Romania.
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Arsenal welcome Norwich to the Emirates Stadium for a 3pm kick-off on Saturday with both sides yet to register a point in the Premier League.
Mikel Arteta had been hoping to receive an injury boost with a quartet of players back in training.
Thomas Partey, Gabriel Magalhaes and Eddie Nketiah could all return.
After suffering from coronavirus, defender Gabriel was back on the pitch in an Under-23s clash with Tottenham late last month.
Ben White may be fit after also testing positive, following an outbreak in the squad which affected Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Alexandre Lacazette and more.
Granit Xhaka is suspended while Mohamed Elneny is hoping to shake off a muscle injury, and Nicolas Pepe should be back after missing the defeat to Manchester City through illness.
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