Arsenal forward Danielle van de Donk will undergo a scan in London to discover the extent of an ankle injury picked up on international duty at the weekend. van de Donk left the pitch in tears after badly twisting her ankle during Netherlands’ friendly with Canada.
The Gunners forward fell awkwardly under an innocuous first half challenge and had to be replaced. Netherlands manager Sarina Wiegman says the player has gone back to London to undergo a scan, but that her suspicion is that the injury is bad.
Vivianne Miedema also travelled back to London on Sunday to rejoin Arsenal after complaining of a minor thigh problem. It is expected that she will be fit to play against Tottenham on Sunday, Jill Roord also seems to have recovered from a thigh injury picked up in training with Netherlands and may play some part of their friendly against France tonight.
Wiegman said of van de Donk, “It certainly didn’t look good. The first expectation is that it is a slightly more serious injury. She is now back in London. She is being investigated. As a result of that investigation it will be clear what exactly is going on.”
As well as the WSL title run-in, Arsenal have a Champions League quarter-final with PSG on the horizon, with the first leg to be played on 25th March and the second leg in Paris on 1st April. The Gunners are already without Katrine Veje, Dan Carter, Kim Little, Lia Wälti and Beth Mead, while Katie McCabe is suspended for the visit of Spurs in the FA Cup on Sunday.