Black Cats lament Arca loss
By Alex Livie
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
The Black Cats are just two points off a play-off place in Division One and Arca has been a key part of their efforts this term.
Arca, who is banned for two games, is due to jet off to South America to take part in an Olympic Games qualifying tournament with Argentina.
The Argentinians are expected to do well, which would mean Arca being away from The Stadium of Light until late January.
Black Cats chief Mick McCarthy knows it is a major blow, as he said: "Arca is a big loss.
"He is the kind of player who stands out because the fans love him."