London – Arsenal gained dreadful news ahead of a meeting with Chelsea this weekend, when the German defender Per Mertesacker, doubtful because of injury.
Is obtained Mertesacker injury during Arsenal’s 2-1 win over Reading in the FA Cup semi-final last weekend. 31-year-old had only played 63 minutes before being replaced by Calum Chambers
After the game is known Mertesacker got a sprained ankle problems in the game. Injury that kept him out of exercise throughout the week.
Arguably this condition is not good for Arsenal, who should host Chelsea at the Emirates Stadium and shall secure all three points in order to maintain competition with the Blues at the top.
Moreover, this season Mertesacker difficult shifted from the position of the core team with 37 appearances (3,330 minutes) in three major competitions. Until now, even Wenger has not been able to give a new development about the condition of Mertesacker.
“Mertesacker still exist in the treatment room. I do not know if he can play. The chances for the current 50-50. He did not practice this week,” said Wenger at Soccerway.
Besides Mertesacker, there are also Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Mikel Arteta are still entangled injury.