Arsenal Blow As Sagna Ruled Out With Hamstring Strain

By on October 4, 2013

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Arsenal have been dealt an injury blow ahead of their trip tot he Hawthorns to take on West Brom this Sunday with defender Bacary Sagna ruled out for two weeks with a hamstring strain, according to the Daily Mail.

The Frenchman has been one of our most consistent performers so far this season and was part of the team that trounced Napoli in the Champions League on Tuesday night.

However, Sagna picked up a hamstring problem during the game and boss Arsene Wenger confirmed on Thursday that the 30-year-old would have scans to assess the damage.

The Mail claim those scans have revealed that the right-back must sit out at least two weeks meaning he’ll miss this weekends action against West Brom as well as France’s double-header with Australia and Finland, and he’ll also be a doubt to take on Norwich at the Emirates on October 19.

The injury is another blow with Sagna joining the likes of Theo Walcott, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, Santi Cazorla, Yaya Sanogo and Lukas Podolski on the sidelines, but it does open the door for Carl Jenkinson to stake a claim for a regular first team spot.

The 21-year-old has proved to be a more than able deputy for Sagna in the past, and hopefully he takes this opportunity to show Wenger what he’s capable of.

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