Unai Emery says he’s not sure whether a knee injury sustained by Marco Asensio during Real Madrid’s penalty win over Arsenal could affect the status of Dani Ceballos’ proposed loan move to Arsenal.
Asensio had to be stretchered off towards the end of the first half after an innocuous coming together with Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and after the game Zidane confirmed it looked bad for his attacking midfielder.
“He’s worried, it’s the knee,” he told Mundo Deportivo.
“He went straight to the hospital to do tests. We are worried and touched because it looks bad.”
Ceballos is reported to have agreed personal terms with Arsenal and the Gunners did have an agreement in place to take the Spain under-21 on loan without an option to buy.
It now remains to be seen whether Florentino Perez sanctions the move.
Asked about the situation in his post-match press conference, Emery said, “I don’t know [if it affects the deal].
“Our target also was not to take injuries in that match, and they maybe have with Asensio.
“It [could be] bad news, for them and also for us. I don’t know if it can change something.”
Obviously, we send our best wishes for a speedy recovery to Asensio, who’d earlier scored and hit the post. It’s going to be a nervous few hours for Raul and Edu as they try and delicately get this over the line.