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OUT For One Month – Arsenal Star Suffers Massive Injury BLOW

Arsenal’s Francis Coquelin is set to be out of the squad for Tottenham clash after picking up a knee injury in the Gunners 2-0 defeat to Chelsea at Stamford Bridge on Saturday.

Coquelin was one of Arsenal’s outstanding performers last season and the 24-year old has continued his brilliant form for the team this season before that injury. As per the Metro, the defensive midifielder will be out for up to four weeks and this will come as a massive blow for Arsene Wenger as the club’s other DMs in the forms of Mikel Arteta and Mathieu Flamini look far past it.

During the Gunners Champions League defeat to Dinamo Zagreb on Wednesday evening Arteta looked out of sorts and does not look like one who can be solely relied upon to do the dirty job for Arsenal in midfield. With Wenger not trusting Flamini enough to play him, it is fair to say Arsenal are really going to find it hard preventing goals this term.

Coquelin’s withdrawal at half-time during Arsenal’s defeat to Chelsea saw the Blues score two goals that helped them defeat their London rivals.

Some cross sections of Arsenal fans have now heaped blames on Wenger for his failure to sign a defensive midfield cover during the summer, as this could now spell doom for the team. The Gunners were rumoured to be interest in a host of top notch DMs in the summer but none of them moved to the Emirates. Wenger knows he has only one capable defensive midfield man in Coquelin and any injury to the French player could prove hazardous for the team, but the former Monaco gaffer failed to sign any other midfielder.

Certainly, there is no one else to blame other than the Arsenal tactician who despite having a reported £200m transfer kitty, failed to use the funds provided him. Some pundits outrightly wrote off Arsenal from the title race as the transfer window slammed shut, as a result of the North London’s failure to sign a striker and a defensive midfielder.

Wenger knows, fans and pundits alike also know that if Arsenal do not win the Premier League title or even end up without a silverware this season, the longest-serving manager in the league will be held responsible.

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