Wenger: Official update on Francis Coquelin injury
Arsene Wenger has admitted he is “a bit worried” about the condition of Francis Coquelin following his injury against Chelsea.
Arsenal managed to defeat Antonio Conte’s side in the Premier League for the first time in five years as an excellent performance saw Alexis Sanchez, Theo Walcott and Mesut Ozil finish off the game with goals in the first half.
The only concern from Saturday’s 3-0 win is the status of Francis Coquelin who had to be withdrawn after only 31 minutes of action.
A knee injury saw Granit Xhaka sent on to replace the French midfielder and Wenger insists Coquelin may be facing a while on the sidelines.
“He has a knee injury at the same place he had last year at West Brom. That’s the negative of the day.” the Arsenal manager
“We don’t know if the damage is as big, at the moment, we have to wait for 48 hours. But he left the stadium in a brace and I’m a bit worried for that.”
Coquelin has been troubled by knee injuries in the past after spending several weeks on the sidelines with a similar problem last season as Mathieu Flamini featured regularly in the holding midfield role.
The additions of Granit Xhaka and Mohamed Elneny means the Gunners now have far more depth in that department.