Hamstring injury for Petr Cech
Cech will play no part in the weekend clash with arch-rivals Spurs
March 3rd, 2016
Arsenal received a massive setback in their title aspirations last night when they were beaten 2-1 by Swansea City at the Emirates Stadium, however that wasn’t the only bad news for boss Arsene Wenger as he confirmed that keeper Petr Cech pulled his hamstring whilst attempting to return to position following a corner late in the match.
The Swans headed into last night’s match on the back of a four-game winless run, however they battled from a goal down to take a 2-1 lead when the Gunners’ keeper decided to go to the other end for a corner in the 95th minute.
The Arsenal manager confirmed to the media after the final whistle that Petr Cech had indeed pulled his hamstring and won’t be taking any part in this weekend’s massively important match against Tottenham Hotspur.
“Cech got a muscular problem at the end of the game,” Wenger said to reporters. “He will not play on Saturday. I have full faith in Ospina.”
Laurent Koscielny also played no part in the Swansea City defeat and his calf injury is unlikely to heal in time for the weekend match.
Arsenal are falling behind in the race for the Premier League title, six points separating them from leaders Leicester City following a poor run which has seen them lose three games in a row for the first time in nearly six years.