Mikel Arteta says he’s not yet sure of how serious the injury to Sead Kolasinac is, but says it doesn’t look good for the left back.
The Bosnian international landed awkwardly after an aerial challenge with Djibril Sidibe, and initially – with blood coming from his mouth – it seemed that was the issue, but he was helped off the pitch using his shirt as a sling.
He has damaged his shoulder but in the immediate aftermath of the 3-2 win over Everton, the manager couldn’t say definitively how bad the injury is.
Asked if it was a dislocation, Arteta said, “I hope not. I don’t know, it looked bad. To be fair he was in a lot of pain but we will have to assess him tomorrow and see how he is.
“Kola, he’s been very unlucky with injuries.”
This was his first appearance since the 1-1 draw with Crystal Palace on January 11th, and it now looks as if he’s set for another spell on the sidelines.
Let’s hope it’s not as bad as it appears to be.