Lucas Perez could be sidelined until December with reports suggesting he damaged ankle ligaments in Tuesday night’s 2-0 EFL Cup win over Reading.
The Spaniard showed sharp movement as he led the line for the Gunners until a lumbering oaf, Danzell Gravenberch, caught his left ankle with a bruising challenge. Although the summer signing tried to play on after receiving treatment, he was substituted minutes later in obvious pain.
The International Business Times now claim that the damage could be serious enough for him to miss Arsenal’s hectic upcoming schedule that takes in seven games across three competitions.
The Gunners face Sunderland on Saturday before their tricky November schedule pits them against Ludogorets, Sp*rs, Manchester United, PSG, Bournemouth and Southampton.
Let’s keep our fingers crossed that the report isn’t quite as accurate as it sounds…after all, we’re always naff in November and could do with everybody being fit. On the plus side, Olivier Giroud is now in a position to compete for a first team place having made his comeback from a toe injury on Tuesday.