Gunners sweating over Coquelin injury

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Francis Coquelin (left) shields the ball from Chelsea's Willian in their BPL clash in September. PHOTO/File

Francis Coquelin (left) shields the ball from Chelsea’s Willian in their BPL clash in September. PHOTO/File

LONDON, November 23- Arsenal face an anxious wait to discover the extent of the injury suffered by Francis Coquelin against West Brom on Saturday.

The midfielder left the Hawthorns on crutches after injuring his knee when he made a 50-50 tackle on Claudio Yacob early on in the Gunners’ 2-1 defeat.

The 24-year-old appears to have suffered ligament damage and could be sidelined for a considerable period, with some reports indicating that he will not feature again this year.

Coquelin joins an already lengthy injury list that includes Jack Wilshere, Danny Welbeck, Tomas Rosicky, Theo Walcott, Aaron Ramsey and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain.

In addition, fellow midfielder Mikel Arteta has also been ruled out of this week’s must-win Champions League clash with Dinamo Zagreb. The Spaniard came on as a replacement for Coquelin against the Baggies, only to suffer a calf injury in the second half.

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