Wenger: Coquelin injury ‘more severe’ than Arteta’s

Date published: Sunday 22nd November 2015 12:08

Arsene Wenger believes the injury suffered by Francis Coquelin is “more severe” than that that saw his replacement, Mikel Arteta, substituted at West Brom.

Coquelin was substituted in the first half after injuring his knee in a challenge with West Brom midfielder Claudio Yacob in Saturday’s defeat at The Hawthorns, with his replacement, Arteta, also forced off the field after suffering a knock himself.

Wenger believes the injury suffered by Coquelin is “more severe” than Arteta’s, but admits he is unsure on the extent of either blow until scans are completed.

“We have two more injuries,” Wenger said after a disappointing afternoon. “One is a muscle problem for Arteta and the other one is a knee problem and I don’t know how serious that is but we will know certainly tomorrow, for Coquelin.

“Arteta is a calf,” Wenger added. Arsenal fans would likely have a different word for what exactly Arteta is.

With Danny Welbeck, Theo Walcott, Jack Wilshere, Aaron Ramsey and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain already missing for Arsenal, the Gunners are set for a lot of ‘almost like a new signings’ in the New Year.

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