Injuries problems started to grow once again for Arsenal this season. Arsenal faced many injuries this season and those injuries damaged Arsenal title hopes.
Arsenal goalkeeper Petr Cech is out for three to four weeks with a calf injury, Arsène Wenger has confirmed and Laurent Koscienly will be out for atleast 1 week.
Cech suffered the injury as he raced back towards his own penalty area after coming up for a corner in the last minute of Arsenal’s 2-1 home defeat to Swansea on Wednesday, a result which leaves Arsenal six points behind leaders Leicester and three behind Tottenham ahead of Saturday’s north London derby.
‘Cech will be out for three or four weeks,’ Wenger said at his pre-match press conference on Friday.
‘He had a groin alert, he could not kick the ball properly because of his groin.
‘Yes of course [it’s a loss]. But then you look at the win rate of [David] Ospina and it’s very good. Honestly I’m not worried at all.’
‘He declared himself 100 per cent fit,’ the French boss added. ‘You have to trust the player. He’s 33 years old and he knows his body.
‘No, I don;t regret it. It is like it is. You focus on the future. You want the players to be tough enough.’
David Ospina will make his first Premier League start of the season at White Hart Lane and will be hope to keep the Gunners’ title rivals out.