Arsene Wenger has revealed the latest team news ahead of tomorrow’s critical clash against Sp*rs.
After the dismal defeat to Swansea, the pressure is really on in what’s an unusually top-of-the-table North London derby.
The bad news regarding Petr Cech was confirmed after the keeper pulled a muscle racing back upfield from a late Arsenal corner. The Czech international is set to miss 3-4 weeks with a calf strain, brought about as a result from him carrying a groin injury.
“He had a groin alert,” said Wenger. “He could not kick the ball properly on the first, goal and maybe provoked another injury.”
He’ll be replaced by David Ospina, with Wenger again reiterating his faith in the Colombian international.
“Of course, I have completely confidence in David,” said the manager. “I’m not worried at all on that front.”
Laurent Koscielny also misses out with the calf strain that kept him out of Wednesday’s game.
Other than that there don’t appear to be any new injuries from Wednesday night, and it remains to be seen how Wenger rejigs his team as we prepare to the face the old enemy.