Arsenal Handed Injury Boost As Key Man Given All-Clear To Face Hull

By on February 8, 2017

Arsenal have been handed a major injury boost after Hector Bellerin was given the all-clear ahead of this weekend’s Premier League clash with Hull City, according to the Mirror.

Bellerin was forced off early on during our 3-1 defeat at Chelsea after Marcos Alonso knocked him out with a stray elbow as the Blues defender headed home the opening goal.

Boss Arsene Wenger confirmed after the game that the 21-year-old had briefly lost consciousness and didn’t even know the score when he came around.

Bellerin took to Twitter to on Sunday night to offer an update on his condition after telling his followers that he was recovering well at home and hoped to be back in action as soon as possible.

The Spanish international was sent for an MRI scan yesterday and the Mirror claim that the results have come back showing no sign of any lasting damage so Bellerin has been all-clear to face Hull this weekend.

FA guidelines suggest that concussed players don’t play for up to 14 days after a head injury but the final decision rests with the club so Arsenal’s medical team will ultimately make the final call.

We welcome the tigers to the Emirates on Saturday lunchtime and Bellerin isn’t expected to return to training until Friday so Wenger will have to make a late decision over his involvement.

If the boss decides not to risk the young full-back, then Gabriel is on stand-by to deputise at right-back having filled in several times in the past few weeks while Bellerin has been out with an ankle injury.

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We head in to the weekend action off the back of consecutive defeats to Watford and Chelsea so we desperately need to get back to winning ways against Hull on Saturday.

Obviously in an ideal world Bellerin would start at right-back but the players health has to come first so perhaps it would be wise to give him more time to recover and recall him for next weeks Champions League clash at Bayern Munich.

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