Arsenal winger Theo Walcott will miss Sunday's Carling Cup final against Birmingham after spraining his ankle in the 1-0 victory over Stoke.
Walcott twisted his left ankle in the turf after a tackle from Dean Whitehead and left the field on a stretcher.
"It is an ankle sprain - he is out of the next game for sure,"
manager Arsene Wenger stated.
Wenger said captain Cesc Fabregas will be assessed on Thursday
after suffering a hamstring injury in the first half.
The Gunners boss added: "Fabregas has a hamstring problem. We will assess that tomorrow. It is impossible to see how serious it is tonight. We will know tomorrow.
"It's a concern that Cesc is injured but it happens unfortunately. He was very upset. I am as well. But it is not his fault or mine. It is part of sport.