Arseblog News has been informed by Arsenal that Lukas Fabianski has suffered an injury setback and is being assessed by the club’s medical team.
Reports have been circulating that the Gunners’ second choice goalkeeper, who has been out since September with a shoulder problem, has damaged ankle ligaments at London Colney while stepping up his rehabilitation.
The Pole, who hasn’t played for the first team since Arsenal lost to Manchester City in pre-season, has suffered a catalogue of injuries over the last two seasons and subsequently missed out on the chance to become Arsene Wenger’s no.1.
Speaking this afternoon a club spokesman informed us that no timescale had yet been placed on Fabianski’s return:
“Our medical team have advised that Lukasz is currently being assessed, but there’s no confirmation on timescales as yet.
“The manager will be speaking to Arsenal.com in the morning, so there should be some further news then all being well.”
Given compatriot Wojciech Szczesny’s own injury travails (stuck as he is in the Abou Diaby ‘two-to-three week’ time-space continuum) it looks as though Don Vito will be our first choice keeper for the time being.
While that in itself is not a worrying situation, the fact that our back-up keepers, Damien Martinez and James Shea, have barely played any first team football does highlight a potential problem should the Italian also get injured.