Bacary Sagna has admitted he’s unsure if he’ll be ready to play against Villa on Saturday after picking up an ankle knock on international duty.
Bad news for Arsenal fans. Saw Bacary Sagna after the game tonight. He hurt his ankle and was limping. He is not sure about Saturday #AFC
— Julien Laurens (@LaurensJulien) August 14, 2013
The Frenchman is now a serious doubt ahead of the weekend’s opening Premier League fixture and the trip to Fenerbache next week.
Although Carl Jenkinson can fill in, as he did in the early part of last season, Sagna looked to be back to his old self in pre-season having put the damage of having his leg broken twice behind him.
His display against Man City was fantastic defensively and offensively, and with Arsene Wenger also looking to him for cover at centre-half in the absence of Thomas Vermaelen it puts an increasing strain on the Arsenal manager’s already paper thin squad.
Sagna will return to London today to be assessed by the medical staff. Fingers crossed it’s not as bad as we fear.