Arsenal Boss Confirms Huge Injury Blow Ahead Of Man Utd With Key Man Ruled Out
Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has confirmed a huge injury blow ahead of their trip to Manchester United after revealing a key man has been ruled out for 4 weeks
Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has confirmed a huge injury blow ahead of their trip to Manchester United after revealing that Hector Bellerin has been ruled out for 4 weeks with an ankle injury.
Bellerin suffered the problem during the final seconds of the Gunners 1-1 draw against north London rivals Tottenham at the Emirates two weeks ago following a late tackle from Danny Rose.
The 21-year-old was given permission to link-up with the Spanish under-21 squad to have the injury further assessed by their medical staff ahead of their Euro 2017 qualifier against Austria.
However, Bellerin was soon released by the Spaniard’s and was sent back to Arsenal for further scans amid reports that he was facing several weeks out with strained ankle ligaments.
Speaking at his pre-match press conference this morning ahead of Arsenal’s trip to Old Trafford on Saturday, Wenger has now confirmed that Bellerin has been ruled out for a month.
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The news will come as a huge blow to Arsenal’s title challenge as Bellerin has been in excellent form so far this season having made the right-back position his own at the Emirates following his breakthrough in 2014.
Wenger now has a tricky task replacing the pacey full-back at United on Saturday as with Mathieu Debuchy sidelined with a calf problem, Carl Jenkinson is probably favourite to start at Old Trafford.
The Gunners boss does have the option of moving Gabriel, Shkodran Mustafi or even Rob Holding to right-back but the Frenchman may elect to go for a specialist right-back rather than playing a centre-back out-of-position.
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