Arsenal Boss Offers Injury Update On Petr Cech

By on March 7, 2016

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Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has offered an update on Petr Cech’s fitness after the goalkeeper was ruled out for up to four weeks with a calf injury.

Cech suffered the injury during the closing stages of last Wednesday night’s hugely disappointing 2-1 Premier League defeat at home to Swansea City.

The Czech international later revealed that he had aggravated the problem further as he attempted to sprint back to his own goal having deciding to go up for a last minute corner.

Arsene stated after the game last week that he felt Cech would be out for around three-to-four weeks but they were waiting for scans to be undertaken before an official diagnosis was given.

The boss has now confirmed that while the scan result were better than expected, the 33-year-old has still been ruled out for four weeks meaning he won’t return until after the upcoming international break.

Wenger told Arsenal.com:

on Petr Cech…
Petr’s scans were better than expected, but it will still be four weeks for him. So after the international break.

Obviously it’s a real blow to lose Cech for a month and our number one is now set to miss games against Hull City, West Brom, Barcelona and Everton before potentially making his comeback against Watford next month.

However, David Ospina performed extremely well during our 2-2 draw with Tottenham Hotspur on Saturday so the Colombian international now has the opportunity to stake his claim for the No.1 shirt over the coming weeks.

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