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Arsenal Star To Miss Man Utd & 5 Other Games After Being Ruled Out For A Month

Arsenal have been hit by an injury blow with the news that a key player is set to miss the trip to Man Utd and 5 other games after being ruled out for a month

arsenal's hector bellerin

Arsenal have been hit by a major injury blow with the Mirror reporting that Hector Bellerin is set to miss six matches after being ruled out for up to a month with an ankle injury.

Arsene Wenger has been concerned over Bellerin’s fitness in recent weeks and gave the youngster a well earned breather for last weeks 3-2 win over Ludogorets in the Champions League.

The 21-year-old returned to start against Tottenham on Sunday but he picked up an ankle knock during that 1-1 draw at the Emirates and further aggravated the injury while training with the Spanish under-21’s earlier this week.

Bellerin withdrew from the squad yesterday ahead of their Euro 2017 qualifying double-header against Austria and headed back to north London to have his injury further assessed by Arsenal’s medical team.

It looks as though the results are in and it’s bad news for the Gunners as the Mirror claim that Bellerin has sustained ankle ligament damage which is expected to rule him out for around a month.

The newspaper says the ankle injury is a long-standing issue that was originally picked up during the previous international break but after carefully managing the issue throughout October, it seems Bellerin has now aggravated the injury.

The news will come as a major blow to Arsenal as Bellerin has been in excellent form so far this season and he’s been one of the most consistent performers for the north Londoners in recent months.

The right-back is now set to miss next weekend’s huge trip to Old Trafford to take on Manchester United and the subsequent Champions League showdown with PSG, as well as further games with Bournemouth, Southampton, West Ham and Basel.

Wenger now has a major selection  headache to deal with as he needs to find a suitable replacement and right-back is an area of concern for the Gunners as Mathieu Debuchy has struggled to regain his best form following two serious injuries while Carl Jenkinson has only recently recovered from knee ligament damage.

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