Arsenal have provided an injury update ahead of the Chelsea game on Saturday and there’s bad news for us and Ainsley Maitland-Niles after it was revealed the midfielder had suffered a fracture to his fibula.
The new style updates from the official website and the Arsenal medical team gave us this snippet:
“Ainsley has sustained a small fracture to his left fibula and will be out for six to eight weeks.”
So, while relatively serious it could have been worse. The 20 year old was injured in a clash with Kyle Walker in the first half of the 2-0 defeat to Man City and although he tried to play on he was replaced by Stephan Lichtsteiner in the 35th minute.
Best of luck to him for a speedy recovery.
There’s some good news though, in that Nacho Monreal has returned to full training to give us a natural left-back option for the trip to Stamford Bridge.
As well as that, Carl Jenkinson’s hopes of finding a new club have taken a hit with a ‘serious ankle sprain’ that will leave him sidelined for six to eight weeks, and with the transfer deadline for loan moves to the Football League closing at the end of August, he’s now likely to remain at the club until January.
Unai Emery will meet the press later today so we might get a little more insight into the injury situation, and his plans for Chelsea.
More on that later.