Arsene Wenger says Francis Coquelin will miss next Sunday’s Community Shield showdown with Chelsea after injuring ankle ligaments in yesterday’s 5-2 win over Benfica.
The Frenchman required treatment midway through the first half and initially stayed on the pitch to assist Theo Walcott but was substituted before the game restarted.
“He looks like he has a scan tomorrow and I don’t think he will be available for the weekend,” revealed Wenger after today’s defeat to Sevilla.
“He doesn’t look bad, but he will not be available. [It is an] ankle problem, ligament.”
The boss also revealed that Kieran Gibbs has been struggling with illness this week but refused to say for sure that the left-back will still be at the club at the end of the transfer window.
Shkodran Mustafi confirmed on social media that he returned to training at London Colney today but the boss thinks next weekend’s trip to Wembley will come too soon for the German.