It certainly didn’t look good when Hector Bellerin was stretchered off in Arsenal’s great win against Chelsea at the weekend, and now the Gunners have official confirmed that the Spaniard is certainly going to miss the rest of this season and maybe even longer. The club announced.….
Further to the injury sustained during our match against Chelsea on Saturday, we can confirm that Hector has ruptured the anterior cruciate ligament of his left knee.
Hector will undergo surgery to repair this in the coming days. The rehabilitation process is expected to take between six to nine months and therefore rules Hector out of action for the remainder of this season.
Everyone at the club will now be working as hard as we can to ensure Hector is back on the pitch as soon as possible next season.
We can only feel sorry for Hector, but it has left Emery with a difficult situation as we only have the 35 year-old Stephan Lichtsteiner as a true backup right-back, although many fans would rather see Maitland-Niles played out of position as cover. That is hardly going to fill us with confidence but none of us really believed that the club would splash the cash for an emergency. Even Emery implied that he was only hopeful of bringing in one player on loan this January (can you guess his name? lol), but now the BBC’s Arsenal oracle David Ornstein has revealed that we are suddenly targeting two players after the injury to Hector.
He tweeted last night….
As per @DaveHytner Bellerín ruptured ACL confirmed in scan today, 6-9 months. Rest of squad were paintballing pre #MUFC. Francis Cagigao tipped by many to succeed Mislintat as HoR with Monchi among names for TD (no timescale). #AFC want 2 loan deals, 1 being Suarez but not close
— David Ornstein (@bbcsport_david) January 21, 2019
Obviously nobody has any idea who the second target could be as yet, probably because they have only just thought about it because of this emergency problem with Bellerin, but fingers crossed we can get in able replacement or our chances of making Top Four will be severely weakened….