LONDON (Sporting Alert) — Arsenal confirmed that midfielder Mathieu Flamini has been ruled out Tuesday night’s Champions League game against Borussia Dortmund at Emirates Stadium because of Concussion.
Manager Arsene Wenger said the Flamini has been training and looked good in the session, but has been advised by team doctors not to play the Frenchman and the manager revealed that he would be respecting their five day rule.
“Flamini practiced normally, but we will not play him on Tuesday,” Wenger said at his press conference on Monday.
“We will not take any chance.”
Flamini was forced to leave the field in the first half during Saturday’s 4-1 Barclays English Premierwin over Norwich City after clashing heads with Norwich’s Alexander Tettey.
Wenger did confirmed that the midfielder would be available for this weekend’s EPL game against Crystal Palace.