Davis Luiz is set to miss Arsenal’s Europa League game against Rapid Vienna on Thursday as he continues to recover from the head injury he sustained against Wolves.
The Brazilian defender clashed heads with Wolves striker Raul Jimenez early into Sunday’s match, resulting in a lengthy delay of around 10 minutes as paramedics and medical staff saw to both players.
Jimenez was stretchered off and later underwent an operation on a fractured skull while Luiz was allowed to continue with a bandaged head after receiving seven stitches in a three-inch wound.
Although he returned to the pitch, he was withdrawn at half-time with the club stating the substitution was due to bleeding and discomfort from the cut.
The club have since released a statement defending the decision to allow Luiz to continue, saying ‘protocols were completed’ with the player showing no signs of concussion.
However, due to the deep cut he received, he will be unable to feature for Mikel Arteta’s side at the Emirates on Thursday evening.
The statement continued: “David was visited at home by our club doctor on Monday during the scheduled day off and reported to our training centre on…