Arsene Wenger has revealed there is another injury worry for his side following the Premier League clash with Watford.
The Arsenal manager watched from the stands as Walter Mazzarri’s men secured a 2-1 victory at the Emirates stadium courtesy of a dominant first half performance.
That opening 45 minutes was made worse by the sight of Aaron Ramsey limping off to be replaced by Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain well before the break.
And according to Wenger, the Welshman is now nursing a calf injury ahead of this weekend’s trip to Chelsea.
“It’s a calf strain. I don’t know how long he will be out for, but it’s a calf strain.” the Gunners boss said after game.
The possible absence of Aaron Ramsey means Francis Coquelin is now the only natural central midfielder available in the Arsenal squad as Mohamed Elneny remains with the Egyptian national team while Granit Xhaka has two more games to serve in his suspension.
Wenger’s makeshift options would be to move Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain into midfield or call upon versatile youngster Ainsley Maitland-Niles to feature at Stamford Bridge.