Wenger gives latest Arsenal injury update after Chelsea loss
Arsene Wenger says Francis Coquelin is set to miss Arsenal's League Cup clash with Tottenham due to a knee injury
Arsene Wenger has revealed that Francis Coquelin looks set to miss Arsenal’s north London derby clash with Tottenham Hotspur on Wednesday after the midfielder picked up a knee injury during Saturday’s loss to Chelsea.
The Frenchman was substituted at half-time during the 2-0 defeat at Stamford Bridge after falling awkwardly in the first half.
Wenger said that it was too early to assess the extent of the injury but admitted that the midfielder is likely to miss the midweek League Cup third-round clash with Spurs at White Hart Lane.
Wenger told BT Sport: “He has a little knee problem, we’ll have to see how he is tomorrow. But for the next game certainly he will be short.
“I don’t know, it’s difficult [to say] at the moment.”
Kurt Zouma headed in the opener in the 53rd minute in west London from a Cesc Fabregas free-kick, before Eden Hazard fired home with a shot that went in off Calum Chambers in stoppage time.
Gabriel was sent off in the first half for flicking his heel at Diego Costa, who was lucky not to see red himself for a swipe at Laurent Koscielny.
Arsenal were then reduced to nine men when Cazorla was shown a second yellow card for a late tackle on Fabregas late on at Stamford Bridge.