Arsenal fans are used to having half the defence out with injury at this time of the year, and it now looks like the midweek game against Everton has given them a big blow.
Straight after the game, Arsene Wenger revealed that Laurent Koscielny had received a muscular problem in his thigh and is expected to be out for three weeks. Now today it seems that Bacary Sagna is going to rejoin him on the treatment table and he could be out for even longer than his French team-mate.
Wenger said today: “From Wednesday night there are lots of bumps and bruises as you might expect but one serious doubt is Bacary Sagna with his foot.
“He got a knock at the start of the game when he cleared a ball. It is inflamed and he is a big doubt.”
Sagna has only managed five appearances this season after his recovery from a broken leg and so it looks like Carl Jenkinson is set for another extended run as first choice right back.
Not that many Arsenal fans will be bothered but Wenger also revealed (or made up) an injury to Andre Santos (abdominal strain apparently) but the Brazilian had already been dropped completely from the first team squad.
Surprisingly, Abou Diaby is very unlikely to return before the New Year.