Hector Bellerin looks set to miss the rest of Arsenal’s November fixtures after picking up ankle ligament damage in last weekend’s North London derby.
The right-back travelled to Spain to partake in his country’s under-21 play-off with Austria but was yesterday replaced in the squad by Sunderland’s Javier Manquillo having struggled in training.
The International Business Times, who earlier this month broke news of Lucas Perez’s ankle injury, now claim that Bellerin will be ruled out for up to four weeks. Should that prove true he’ll miss the trip to Old Trafford in nine days time and subsequent games with PSG, Bournemouth and the EFL Cup quarter-final with Southampton.
Bellerin recently missed the away game with Ludogorets with a ‘minor’ ankle problem picked up on the eve of the game. Could it be that he pushed himself too far and paid the price? It looks like that.
In the absence of the Spaniard, Arsene Wenger will have to choose between Carl Jenkinson, Mathie Debuchy (LOL) and Ainsley Maitland-Niles.