The 27 year old remains in hospital as the full extent of the injury is examined, and the club say a further update will be given in the next 72 hours. Last night Unai Emery suggested something had broken in the ankle, and if that’s the case there’s also the possibility of ligament damage too.
Arsenal players been sending messages of love and goodwill via their social media accounts, which is probably another sign as to the seriousness of the problem – but until there’s official confirmation we can keep fingers crossed. It does look as if he’s going to be out of action for some time though, which is a real shame.
The Gunners also lost Stephan Lichtsteiner to a hamstring strain on Thursday night, he’s being assessed ahead of Sunday’s Premier League encounter with Wolves, as is Nacho Monreal as he makes his way back from a hamstring problem.
With Sead Kolasinac in the last two squads, and an Interlull coming up to give the Spanish international a longer break, Arsenal might well exercise caution to ensure that he comes back fully fit.