Arsenal’s Héctor Bellerín’s season is over after the right back a ruptured cruciate knee ligament.
The Spaniard went down in pain during Arsenal’s 2-0 win against Chelsea at the Emirates Stadium on Saturday and the player is set to miss the remaining of the season and will have to wait to see if he has damaged other part of the joint.
A cruciate rupture usually takes a minimum of six months and Bellerin will have to undergo surgery any time soon.
The team will have to make do of Ainsley Maitland-Niles, Stephan Lichtsteiner and Carl Jenkinson as cover for the position until he returns.
This is Arsenal’s third long term injuries suffered this season after Welbeck damaged his knee and Rob Holding also ruptured his cruciate knee ligament against Manchester United.