Arsene Wenger has revealed that Mikel Arteta is a serious doubt for Sunday’s final league game of the season against Newcastle.
The Spaniard pulled a calf muscle late on in the 4-1 win over Wigan and is unlikely to recover in time for the trip to the north-east.
The injury takes a small amount of shine off the victory which saw the Gunners move back into the top four and keep their Champions League qualification hopes in their own hands.
Wenger acknowledged the fact his team found it hard going against the FA Cup holders until a blistering second half spell sealed the game.
“Sometimes when you want the result absolutely, it takes something away from your team,” he said.
“We were edgy and nervous at the start of the second half. But in these games you have to hold your nerve.”
And they did. And Mike Dean can go jump off a bridge. Just thought that needed to be said.