Arsene Wenger has provided a pretty worrying injury update ahead of Arsenal’s trip to Manchester United on Saturday.
As was previously feared, Hector Bellerin is out for four weeks after a heavy challenge from Danny Rose late on in the North London Derby.
Wenger says Bellerin injury came from strong tackle by Danny Rose
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Wenger says he won't see Alexis until tomorrow, and will decide then whether he can be involved on Saturday.
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Arsenal injuries: Hector Bellerin confirmed out four weeks. Cazorla not back training. Sanchez decision on Man Utd tomorrow
— Jeremy Wilson (@JWTelegraph) November 17, 2016
The right-back was withdrawn from Spain’s u21 squad during the international break and although there were reports that his November was over, the boss has now confirmed this is the case.
It looks likes Carl Jenkinson will get the nod at Old Trafford then.
Santi Cazorla’s Achilles injury is taking its sweet time to heal. Wenger said that the midfielder isn’t even training yet, which is concerning.
And some more team news…
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Alexis Sanchez is a doubt after he appeared for Chile against Uruguay days after sustaining a low-grade muscle injury in training. He scored a brace and apparently texted to say that he’s feeling strong but this is a far from ideal situation.