Arsenal have been dealt another huge injury blow as there’s now doubt over another midfielder’s participation in the upcoming weekend Premier League game.
This is it is Francis Coquelin,
The Frenchman is nursing a hamstring injury so could miss out this weekend, along with Hector Bellerin who is still being monitored after suffering concussion following a clash of heads with Marcos Alonso in the defeat at Stamford Bridge.
Two consecutive defeats; a 2-1 home defeat to Watford and the 3-1 loss at league leaders Chelsea has left them in fourth place and 12 points behind Antonio Conte’s men.
Thankfully for Arsene Wenger, Mohamed Elneny has returned from African Cup of Nations duty with losing finalists, Egypt and is training with his teammates, according to the Mirror.
Granit Xhaka still has one game left on the four-game ban he received after his second straight red of the season in the 2-1 win over Burnley last month.
The next few games could give an indication of the where the Gunners will end their season as they head to Bayern Munich for their last 16 games against the Germans next Wednesday.
Then they face non-league Sutton United in the fifth round of the FA Cup which will be played away on the club’s 3G pitch, before their league trip to Anfield.