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Arsenal dealt huge double injury blow ahead of crucial Spurs game
As if things couldn’t get any worse, we’ve been dealt a HUGE double injury blow ahead of Saturday’s North London Derby with Arsene Wenger confirming Petr Cech and Laurent Koscielny will miss the game.
Cech has been carrying a calf injury over the past couple of weeks and it appears he aggravated the problem while sprinting back after being up for a last minute corner during our 2-1 defeat to Swansea on Wednesday night.
Wenger confirmed to Arsenal.com that it was his calf, although watching it on TV, Cech actually looked to be clutching at his hamstring. Either way, the keeper has been ruled out of the Spurs game and Ospina will start in goal.
Koscielny sat out the Swansea debacle with a calf injury and Arsene has also confirmed he will miss the trip to White Hart Lane, but there’s no indication as to how long the Frenchman will be out for.
Wenger told Arsenal.com after the Swansea game:
on Petr Cech…
He struggled. He had a little groin problem before the game and I think he struggled a little bit tonight. He will not play on Saturday. I trust Ospina completely.
on how serious Cech’s injury is…
I don’t know, we have to see. It’s a muscular problem, a calf problem and I don’t know how long he will be out for.
on Laurent Koscielny…
He has a calf problem as well. He will not play on Saturday.
So we head to our rivals in total disarray. We’ve just slumped to two disgraceful defeats to leave our title hopes in tatters and two more of our key players are injured. Roll on Saturday….