Things were looking up for Arsenal midway through the second half of their game against Chelsea on Sunday. Bacary Sagna had headed the Gunners into the lead and it looked as though they were on their way to a priceless victory. However, we all know the way the game turned out and, what’s worse, the right-back has now been ruled for at least three weeks. Arsene Wenger has told the official website that this couldn’t have been worse timing.
“He has an ankle injury and the first news that we have is that he could be out for quite a while,” said the manager. “I don’t know [exactly] how long he will be out but I feel it will be three weeks at least. Five is the [worst case scenario].
“I have seen the injury again on tape. He wanted to kick the ball out and he twisted his ankle. That made it a bad injury.”
The Frenchman has been one of the most consistent performers at the Emirates this season and will be sure to miss the three matches against Liverpool, as well as the trip to Old Trafford on 13th April. His manager will be hoping for better luck with injuries next season, with Eduardo out for the long-term, Van Persie’s season blighted by problems and the likes of Toure and Rosicky also crocked along the way.