Arsenal may have been dealt a blow in their pursuit of Grzegorz Krychowiak after Sevilla confirmed the midfielder suffered a broken rib.
Reports on Thursday claimed the Gunners were willing to meet the Poland international’s €30m release clause, but he now faces a spell on the sidelines after picking up an injury during Tuesday’s 5-4 defeat to Barcelona in the UEFA Super Cup.
A statement on Sevilla’s official website read: “The Pole’s return to training will depend on his pain threshold.
“The team put in a titanic effort on Tuesday, Krychowiak even ending the game bandaged with a broken rib.”
Sevilla also confirmed Steven N’Zonzi is on the mend after the midfielder missed the match in Tbilisi with a stomach bug.