Arsenal central midfielder Mathieu Flamini will miss the Premier League fixture agains Everton after suffering a hamstring injury against Barcelona at the Camp Nou on Wednesday evening, it has been confirmed by Arsene Wenger.

The defensive minded player was brought off midway through the first half with what appeared to be an injury, being replaced by Francis Coquelin. Flamini walked off clutching the back of his right thigh, and it was confirmed by Wenger in his pre-match news conference on Friday morning that the experienced player had suffered a thigh injury.

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Well, the other night we lost Mathieu Flamini with a hamstring injury, so he will be out. He will be replaced by Chambers. Everybody else should be available. We have a check-up this morning, but all the other signs look quite positive.

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The news that the Frenchman is injured means he could have played his last game for the club dependent on the extent of the problem, with his contract set to expire at the end of the current campaign and it unlikely to be renewed by the club.

Arsenal are to travel to the north West on Saturday afternoon where they take on in-form Everton at Goodison Park.