Gabriel will have a scan on his ankle today to assess the damage sustained in the 3-2 win over Man City in Gothenburg yesterday.
The centre-half caught his studs in the pitch in injury time and had to be stretchered off, but left the ground on crutches and in a protective boot.
— Mattias Karén (@MattiasKaren) August 7, 2016
The team’s late arrival back to London means that further assessment will be made today, but the Brazilian looks likely to be out for some time.
Speaking about the 25 year old afterwards, Wenger told Arsenal Player, “We have not even made a diagnosis in the medical room with our doctors or physios yet. I can’t tell you more. He’s in pain. Let’s hope the pain is not a sign of bad news. The only thing we have to know now is how big the damage is with his ligament. I think he rolled his ankle.
“He played the ball 100 per cent and I think he rolled his ankle, but I don’t know how it happened. It’s part of our game.
“Maybe he was a bit tired, I don’t know. Was his coordination a bit weaker, I don’t know. Was he locked in the grass with his studs. I have to speak to him. He’s just come out of a medical room and he’s not in a better state because he couldn’t even talk on the pitch.”
The injury must now spark the club into transfer action. They’ve been saying for weeks they need a defender, they now have to go out and get one in circumstances that are less than ideal when you go into the transfer market.
However this is the bed we’ve made, we have to lie in it.