Arsenal Dealt Fresh Blow After Player Suffers Injury Setback
Arsenal have been dealt a fresh blow after Calum Chambers was ruled out for a further two weeks due to a set-back in his recovery from a hip injury
Arsenal have been dealt a fresh blow after Calum Chambers was ruled out for a further two weeks due to a setback in his recovery from a hip injury, according to Football London.
Chambers has been nursing his hip injury in recent months since picking up the issue shortly after returning back late to pre-season training following his participation at the U21 European Championships with England.
The 22-year-old made his return to action after starting our Carabao Cup win over Doncaster Rovers on September 20 but the defenders comeback was short lived as he was forced off at half-time after aggravating his hip injury.
Arsene Wenger initially put a two-week time scale on his recovery and the boss had hoped to have Chambers available for the trip to Watford on Saturday, or worst case tomorrow’s Europa League clash with Red Star Belgrade.
However, Football London claim Chambers is yet to return to training and is expected to be out for at least another fortnight after suffering a setback in his recovery.
It means the centre-back is now aiming to be back in contention for the return leg with Red Star Belgrade on November 2nd while the trip to Manchester City three days later may be a more realistic target.
The news will come as another blow to Wenger as the boss is already without Shkodran Mustafi for at least four weeks after he suffered a thigh injury while away with German earlier this month.
Laurent Koscileny is also a concern as he’s been nursing an on-going Achilles issue in recent weeks and limped out during the closing stages of the defeat at Vicarage Road on Saturday.
The good news is Arsenal insists Koscielny was only suffering from cramp in his calf and should be available to face Everton on Sunday afternoon but the immediate concern is tomorrow’s clash with Belgrade.
With Chambers, Mustafi and possible Koscielny all ruled out, it means Wenger has little option but to play Rob Holding, Per Mertesacker and Nacho Monreal in the back three.
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