There's one piece of bad news to report from Arsenal's otherwise satisfying 4-1 win over Norwich City this past Saturday -- Mathieu Flamini, who had a literal head-on collision with the Canaries' Alex Tettey that sent him out of the game before halftime, will miss tomorrow's Champions League match against Borussia Dortmund due to a five-day no-play rule for players who suffer concussions.
Flamini OUT of #AFCvBOR. Wenger: 'There is a five-day rule [with concussion] that we will respect' http://t.co/22pXcqOt84— Arsenal FC (@Arsenal) October 21, 2013
According to John Cross, who covered the story for the Mirror, Flamini is fine and is training normally, and will likely see action for this coming Saturday's match against Crystal Palace -- which precedes challenging matches against Chelsea and Liverpool the following week.
For tomorrow's match -- coinciding with manager Arsene Wenger's 64th birthday -- that likely means that Aaron Ramsey will again join Mikel Arteta in the double-pivot to face the Robert Lewandowski-led (for now, anyway) Dortmund, currently second in the Bundesliga behind Bayern Munich.