Aliadiere out for up to a month with knee injury

Kanu is off to the African Nations Cup while both Bergkamp and Wiltord are both still injured, therefore the ever-present Thierry Henry looks like being our only available striker for next weekend's trip to Villa Park!

Despite this crisis, Arsene Wenger still refuses to enter the transfer market, saying: "There is money there but I hope not to have to buy this month as I have good young players and at some stage you have to give them a chance.

"I'm glad I did it today as Jeremie's shown his talent. He had a great first half but the negative part is that we have lost him for three to four weeks as he has twisted his knee ligaments.

"We have lost a player in an area where we cannot afford to lose players, with Wiltord and Bergkamp already out and Kanu going to the African Nations' Cup. That's a blow for us."