Mathieu Flamini is a doubt for the midweek Champions League clash with Dortmund.
The midfielder suffered a concussion in a
50-50 10-90 aerial clash with Norwich’s Alexander Tettey and had to be substituted for his own good.
Reports say Flamini told the Arsenal doctor he was fine and had no intention of going off despite the fact he was seeing two of everything.
And according to Arsene Wenger, the fact that he’s suffered a head injury means he could well miss the game on Tuesday night.
“He had concussion,” said the boss. “He had double vision, so on the advice of the doctor I took him off because I did not want to take any gamble.
“I don’t know if he’ll be available for Dortmund, it depends now what the doctors will decide. Sometimes they are not allowed to play for five days, it depends how big the concussion was.”
Arsenal’s game was affected by Flamini’s departure and it took some time for them to find their rhythm again, but if we had to bet money on his participation on Tuesday, we’d put a few bob on him playing.
I mean, there was no brain leaking out or anything. It was just that his brain got smashed around inside his head a bit.
He’ll walk it off.