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ARSENAL boss Unai Emery has hinted he won’t be looking to the transfer market to replace injured Hector Bellerin.

Arsenal ran out 2-0 winners over Chelsea at the Emrirates on Saturday as Alexandre Lacazette and Laurent Koscielny found the net.

But the impressive display was marred by a nasty injury to defender Bellerin.

The 23-year-old right-back was stretchered off in the 72nd minute after suffering a knee injury and Emery revealed it could be serious.

“The prediction is it could be an important injury,” he said

And when further pressed on whether he could now buy a replacement in the January transfer window, the Spaniard suggested he had enough cover already at his disposal.

“We have Ainsley (Maitland-Niles),” he said.

“He is playing with good pieces, today also he played well I think.

“He can help us by playing like a right back or a right winger.

“And also, [Steohan] Lichtsteiner is another player for playing there and I think we have players.

“I don’t forget [Carl] Jenkinson because he is with us, he played some matches and if we need [him], he is okay to help us.”

Arsenal’s win over the Blues saw them move to within three points of fourth-placed Chelsea.

And Emery is now hoping the three points goes a long way to acheving a top-four finish come the end of the season.

“We wanted to win for our supporters and also to do a special moment in his match against Chelsea in a derby,” Emery told BT Sport.


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