Arsene Wenger has admitted he is worried by Francis Coquelin’s knee injury after the energetic midfielder left the stadium in a brace.
The Frenchman started once again alongside Santi Cazorla in what has been Wenger’s go-to midfield duo this season despite the impressive performances of new signing Granit Xhaka.
It appears the Swiss is set for an extended run in the side with news that Coquelin could be out for a number of weeks, or worse, after he was substituted during the first half of Arsenal’s emphatic 3-0 win over Chelsea after a collision with N’Golo Kante.
“Coquelin has a knee injury in the same place he suffered one against West Brom last year,” Wenger said.
“We don’t know if the damage is as big. We have to wait for 48 hours, but he left the stadium in a brace, so that’s the one negative. I am a bit worried for that.”
Coquelin missed several key months of last season after suffering medial ligament damage against West Bromwich Albion in November. The Frenchman had established himself as a first choice midfielder but cruelly and unfortunately inevitable Arsenal injury curse has struck again.
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All we can hope for is the knee problem is not as severe as first thought, otherwise we may lose the combative midfielder for three or more weeks.
Stay tuned to AllArsenal.com for further updates.