Arsenal have sought to do everything they can to prevent Thomas Partey picking up an injury on international duty.
The midfielder has set off to Ghana ahead of his country's double header against Angola in the African Cup of Nations qualifiers.
When club football resumes, Arsenal could be just 10 games away from winning the Premier League for the first time since 2004.
But they will need midfield general Partey fit with injuries a frequent issue since he arrived at the Emirates in 2020.
As a result, the club have dispatched club physiotherapist Simon Murphy to Africa to keep tabs on the Ghanaian.