Arsenal were dealt another blow today, or at least a worry, as Laurent Koscielny was sent home from international football duty with the France national team injured.
The FFF confirmed earlier today that Koscielny was suffering with 'chronic Achilles tendinitis' and would therefore play no part in the upcoming friendlies with Portugal and Armenia - with Newcastle United flop Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa called in as his replacement.
The news comes a day after Mesut Ozil was confirmed as out of action until 2015 with a knee ligament injury and Arsenal fans are vexed at yet another costly looking international break.
However, that is not the case.
Ozil arrived on international duty already injure while Koscielny, for now, has just been sent back as a precaution. With France's games just friendlies they decided not to risk the wrath of Arsene Wenger by playing a half fit Koscielny and exacerbating the symptoms of what can be a very painful condition.
But Arsenal are perhaps allowed to be fearful over Koscielny, considering how weak they are at the centre of defence.
If Koscielny does remain injured the club sold Thomas Vermaelen to Barcelona in the summer and serial yellow card collector Calum Chambers is suspended for the next game - leaving Per Mertesacker as the only fully-fit recognised centre-back at the club.
So it was understandable that Arsenal fans got into something of a panic today when the news was announced on Twitter.
Here are some of the best Tweets from fretting Arsenal fans...
Koscielny picks up injury..wow fuming— harri kyle (@harrikyle95) October 9, 2014
Koscielny is injured and Chambers will miss the game against the Hull City through suspension after collecting 5 yellow cards. i cri— El Nino Marvailla (@iamjoseh_) October 9, 2014
Koscielny now injured...oh wow— TikaTakaGuy (@TikaTakaGuy) October 9, 2014
Koscielny is injured LOL my team are forsaken by all deities, I'm sick.— Sylvain Trilltord (@KuntaKutiKing) October 9, 2014
Koscielny injured now! When will the injuries stop?— Gordon (@Arsenal_Supremo) October 9, 2014
Blimey Koscielny is injured for Arsenal as well now looks like Steve Bould will have to get his boots on— ed (@edcfc73) October 9, 2014
Haha Koscielny isn't injured FFS its precautionary— Koscielny (@brian_gooner) October 9, 2014
now Koscielny is injured too … #arsenal players dropping like points in the big games— Tony T (@tonytouch09) October 9, 2014
Koscielny injured now, thank god we've got loads of defenders.— Jon (@Jonnyarsenal) October 9, 2014
Koscielny possibly injured. We are definitely cursed.— Tobino (@Tobino_) October 9, 2014