Even though Arsenal would normally expect a Premier League home game against a club currently in the relegation zone to be a banker win and another three points in the bag, this is not a normal situation. And Arsene Wenger has been handed some more bad news on the injury front that could cause us a big problem at the weekend.
A Metro report explains that Arsenal may have to face Hull City at the Emirates on Saturday without our first choice right back Hector Cellerin, as the medical team is going to be cautious with the Spaniard and he is not set to return to training until Friday. We are still waiting for the results of an MRI scan after Bellerin was flattened by Chelsea’s Alonso on Saturday and depending on the results and how he fares on Friday, the Gunners may have to face the tigers without him.
Arsenal are on a bad run and in a poor state of mind after losing two games in a row and giving up all hope of the EPL title, while Hull look a different team under their new manager Marco Silva. They have shown great defensive organisation and resilience recently and have beaten Man United and Liverpool, so losing the attacking threat and pace of Bellerin down the right would be a big blow.
Cross your fingers Gooners, and hope that the scan results are good to us.