Wenger confirms huge Hector Bellerin injury setback

Date published: Thursday 17th November 2016 9:34

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Arsene Wenger has confirmed that full-back Hector Bellerin will be sidelined for a month.

Wenger has said the 21-year-old’s injury came from strong tackle by Danny Rose in the north London derby on November 6.

Bellerin injured his ankle at the death against Spurs and missed out with his country’s Under-21s this week and it has been confirmed he is now facing four weeks out.

“Hector is out for about four weeks,” said Wenger. “He was injured in the last 10 seconds against Spurs.”

Bellerin had originally suffered the knock during the previous international break, in Spain’s Euro 2017 qualifier against San Marino.

After managing the problem during October, he missed the European away day against Ludogorets in Bulgaria to rest the problem ahead of the derby with Spurs.

It now means Wenger has a selection dilemma. Mathieu Debuchy has had a calf injury problem, while Carl Jenkinson is looking to regain his fitness following lengthy lay-off meaning Rob Holding could be makeshift alternative at full-back.

 

Meanwhile, Santi Cazorla is yet to return to training and will still be missing with an Achilles problem when Arsenal travel to Old Trafford on Saturday. The best paypal bookmakers can be found here.

The 32-year-old has not featured since suffering a knock in a 6-0 Champions League win over Ludogorets on October 19.

“Santi is still out,” added Wenger. “He’s not even out in training yet so I don’t know when he’ll be back.”

 

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