Arsenal’s Arsene Wenger admits he’s ‘very concerned’ ahead of Tottenham clash

Arsene Wenger admits he is "very concerned" about Arsenal's mounting injury problems

Arsene Wenger has admitted that he is “very concerned” about Arsenal’s mounting injury problems as the north Londoners prepare to host Tottenham Hotspur on Sunday.

The Gunners boss confirmed that Arsenal would be without Hector Bellerin for Sunday’s showdown at Emirates Stadium due to a groin injury and that Laurent Koscielny has an 80 per cent chance of being fit for the derby clash.

Bellerin joins Arsenal’s lengthy injury list of Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain (hamstring), Theo Walcott (calf), Mikel Arteta (ankle/foot), Aaron Ramsey (hamstring), David Ospina (shoulder), Jack Wilshere (ankle), Tomas Rosicky (knee) and Danny Welbeck (knee).

And Wenger admits that Arsenal’s injury woes are a genuine cause for concern considering that the season is only 11 games old.

Wenger told a news conference at Arsenal’s London Colney training ground on Friday morning: “I’m very concerned.

“Because we are only in November and we have so many players out.

“We go into the Christmas period and I am concerned.

“Because we have too many players out. I give Koscielny 80 per cent. He will have a test tomorrow.”

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Arsenal head into Sunday’s clash in second place in the Premier League table and level on points with leaders Manchester City.

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