Arsenal defender William Saliba will miss Wednesday’s Premier League clash between Manchester City and Arsenal at the Etihad Stadium.
The Frenchman, 22, has been out since March, but there had been hope he would recover in time for the match against the Citizens.
However, according to The Athletic via The Sun, Saliba will miss the Premier League title decider with his back issue.
Gunners’ supporters have been cursing their luck on social media.
One distraught fan tweeted: “We are done 😢.”
A second commented: “Damn so we have no chance. The one player that completes us and we cannot do without. City got so lucky.”
A third wrote: “It’s over man. What’s the point any more.”
A fourth said: “We’re doomed!! It was an honour fighting with you, City.”
While a fifth added: “We are done out here.”
A sixth declared: “Holding vs Haaland is going to be box office.”