As if losing to Tottenham was not enough, we are now going to lose Bacary Sagna for a minimum of three months with a fibula fracture.
Bacary Sagna was substituted during the game after he was pushed by Assou-Ekotto and he landed awkwardly.
Speaking after the game, Wenger informed the initial signs weren’t good and further news was awaited with the medical staff checking the fibula.
“We are very worried about his injury. He is in hospital at the moment and it is too early to say but the first signs do not look good at all. It is the fibula in the ankle that has to be checked, that is what I have been told. We will know tonight.
I think he was pushed quite hard by Assou-Ekotto and I’m not sure what happened to him. He might have landed the wrong way, I don’t know. I will have to see it again. Straight away he wanted to be substituted.”
Later in the night, the following statement was released on the official Arsenal site.
The Club can confirm that Bacary Sagna sustained a fracture to the fibula in his right leg during the match against Tottenham Hotspur this afternoon.
Further detailed investigations and assessments will take place on Monday, during which time Bacary will see ankle specialists and the Arsenal medical team regarding the further management of his injury.
It is expected that Bacary will be out for approximately three months and a surgical procedure cannot be ruled out at this stage.
With us already short in defenders, one of our consistent performers is going to be missed now.
With a surgery not ruled out, we will have to keep our fingers crossed that there are no setbacks. This season was already tough and has just gotten more difficult.
Let’s hope he returns in time. I wish him the best of luck.Follow @Rgunners