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Podolski out for three weeks
Arsenal forward Lukas Podolski will miss Sunday's North London derby with Tottenham after suffering a hamstring injury in the Champions League qualifying defeat of Fenerbahce.
The Germany international is expected to be out for three weeks after pulling up in the opening minute of the second half of the 2-0 second leg win over the Turkish side which completed a 5-0 aggregate triumph.
Manager Arsene Wenger said: "We paid a heavy price on the injury front because we lost Podolski. Podolski's definitely out for 21 days."
Aaron Ramsey scored both goals on the night as Arsenal completed qualification for a 16th successive season in the Champions League group stages.
But the Welshman was one of the players who felt the impact of a bruising encounter, going off before the end with a groin problem as the Gunners finished the game with 10 men. Midfielder Jack Wilshere was also the victim of some meaty challenges, particularly from Raul Meireles and Bruno Alves, which he walked away from gingerly.
Wenger added: "I don't know how bad Ramsey is. I don't know how Wilshere responds. We have to check that tomorrow morning.
"The two tackles on Wilshere were disappointing, but he looks all right. Jack should be all right for Sunday. I'm hopeful on Aaron as well.
"I took him off with three or four minutes to go, but I don't know how bad it is. He wanted to stay on."
Wenger had wanted to take Wilshere off, due to the England midfielder's history of ankle problems, but the player was determined to play on.
"I wanted to take him off, yes," Wenger said. "I would've played with 10 men. We were 2-0 up, they had to score five goals in 10 minutes. Even with 10 men we could have avoided that."
With injuries already to Mikel Arteta and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, further fitness concerns throw a further spotlight on Wenger in the final days of the transfer window.
There were reports Juan Mata Senior, father and agent of the Chelsea playmaker, was at the Emirates Stadium for the match.
Following the Spain playmaker's omission from the Chelsea starting line-up at Manchester United on Monday night, rumours circulated he was available for transfer.
Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho denied those suggestions and Wenger believes it would be a long shot.
"I like him," said Wenger, who was beaten to the former Valencia playmaker's signature by Chelsea two years' ago.
"I watched the game last night and I've heard, like you, Juan Mata could be on the market. There is anyway in England a reluctance to sell to each other."
When asked about Wayne Rooney, the Manchester United striker Chelsea are targeting and Arsenal have also expressed an interest in, Wenger would not be drawn further, insisting contracts must be respected.
Wenger has admitted the need to strengthen, but progression to Thursday's draw was something of a formality for Arsenal following their 3-0 win in Istanbul last week.
"We completed the job," Wenger said.
"We did a professional job. It was not maybe a very exciting game, but we did what we had to do. We scored five goals and did not concede. We're in the group stage. That's what we wanted."
It extended Arsenal's remarkable record of advancing to the group stages of Europe's premier club competition for a 16th successive time.
"I believe at the top level the most difficult thing is to be consistent and of course it's an achievement," Wenger added. "It's not enough, but still it shows we have been remarkably consistent. Our ambition is much higher than that."
Wenger praised Ramsey's impressive contribution. The midfielder showed a striker's instinct to score in the first half and netted with a half-volley from Kieran Gibbs' cross in the second.
Wenger added: "I liked especially his second goal. It was a good finish. A year ago he would not have taken that chance the way he took it.
"A year ago many people questioned Aaron Ramsey. He's improving from week to week. That's very positive for us."
Dumped out of Europe, Fenerbahce now await a Court of Arbitration for Sport verdict of their match-fixing trial, which is due on Wednesday.
Fenerbahce coach Ersun Yanal was in no mood to hang around afterwards, rejecting suggestions his side had targeted Wilshere and vowed his men would improve.
"I congratulate our opponents and wish them luck in the Champions League," Yanal said.
"If we played in a couple of weeks' time I think you'd have seen a better Fenerbahce than today. We created some chances, but we had a difficult score from the first game. We had to be better for longer."