Petr Cech sustained a calf injury in the dying stages of Arsenal’s 2-1 defeat to Swansea City, with Arsene Wenger confirming that the setback will see him sidelined for at least three to four weeks.
Petr Cech injured his calf in the last minute of the Gunners’ match against Swansea City. The Czech goalkeeper had gone up to the opposition penalty box to try and make something of a last-gasp corner, but injured himself as he was running back to his own goal.
The Guardian reports that Arsene Wenger has now confirmed that the 33-year-old will be out of action for a period of at least three to four weeks.
Cech has been in exceptional form for the Gunners this season, after moving from rival London club Chelsea in the summer for a reported 10 million pounds. He was Arsenal’s only significant signing of the summer transfer window, and has played a leading role in Arsenal’s solid defensive performances this campaign.
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Arsenal are neck deep in the business end of their Premier League season and seem to be drowning under the pressure. Two back to back defeats against Manchester United and Swansea City were bad enough, but this latest bit of bad news will leave Arsenal fans absolutely infuriated.
The first match Cech will miss will be the biggest North London derby in recent times, with both Tottenham Hotspur and Arsenal looking to inflict major damage on the other’s title hopes, as well as give themselves a much-needed morale boost. With his big-game experience, Cech could have made a world of difference in the match.
The Gunners’ first-choice shot-stopper will also miss out on important games against West Bromwich Albion, Everton and Watford.