Coquelin injury not as serious as Arsenal feared

Date published: Tuesday 27th September 2016 1:31 - Rob Conlon

Arsenal have been handed a boost with the news that Francis Coquelin’s injury is not as serious as first feared.

Coquelin was taken off in the first half of the 3-0 victory over Chelsea on Saturday amid worries he had suffered a recurrence of the medial ligament injury the midfielder was struck by last season.

Reports earlier this week suggested the Frenchman could struggle to play again this calendar year, but scans have proven much more positive.

“Coquelin is out for tomorrow but the scan was good – he should be three weeks out,” Arsene Wenger said.

Arsenal face FC Basel in the Champions League on Wednesday, with summer signing Granit Xhaka expected to replace Coquelin in central midfield.

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