Arsenal goalkeeper Petr Cech is set to miss at least a month due to a calf injury, according to The Mirror.
The Czech was forced off during Saturday’s disappointing 3-1 defeat to West Brom but now faces a longer spell on the sidelines due to the problem.
The goalkeeper is expected to miss the games against Manchester City, West Ham and Crystal Palace with Arsenal needing to get back on track after suffering four defeats in their last five Premier League games.
Arsene Wenger has seen his side slip to sixth due to their poor form and knows they must return to winning ways after the international break if they are to maintain their hopes of finishing in the top four.
Cech has made 27 Premier League appearances for the Gunners this season but his potential absence should give David Ospina some time to impress.
Ospina has largely been used as Arsenal’s cup goalkeeper this season and has made just 11 starts for Arsene Wenger’s side in the Champions League and FA Cup.
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The Colombia international is expected to leave the club this summer due to a lack of game time and with the 28-year-old keen to feature for his country at World Cup 2018, should they qualify.
While Cech is not quite at his peak he remains the club’s No.1 goalkeeper and his experience will certainly be missed in important clashes against City and West Ham.