Arsenal’s 2-0 win over Borussia Dortmund will have lifted the spirits as qualification for the knock-out stages of the Champions League was secured for the 15th consecutive season, but as always there’s a bit of a downside.
Mikel Arteta went down with another calf injury, with Arsene Wenger admitting it doesn’t look good for the skipper.
“We lost two players tonight. Arteta has a calf problem again, it looks quite serious and he could be out for a while.
“These injuries are very difficult to take.”
Yaya Sanogo, who got his first Arsenal goal after just 72 seconds, also limped off late in the game with a hamstring problem, but as he really only started because Giroud wasn’t available, it probably won’t ave the same impact as that of Arteta.
Still, it won’t take away from the fact he got off the mark in red and white, and considering the reaction to his selection pre-game it might have just silenced a few (for a few minutes).
Meanwhile, Jack Wilshere will see a specialist tomorrow to decide whether or not he requires surgery on his damaged ankle.