Speaking at the post match press conference, Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger provided the latest updates on the condition of players Francis Coquelin and Mikel Arteta, who were both forced to come off due to injuries during the West Brom game.
Coquelin lasted only 13 minutes into the match before picking up a knock while attempting a sliding tackle. Although he did not seem to be in too much pain, he was taken off following a consultation with the physio. Arteta, who came on as a replacement for Coq, suffered a calf injury and was himself replaced by Mathieu Flamini.
The manager had this to say:
We have two more injuries. One is a muscle problem for Arteta and the other one is a knee problem and I don’t know how serious that is but we will know certainly tomorrow, for Coquelin. Arteta is a calf.
Both players will undergo further tests today to determine the extent of their injuries, and in the case of Coquelin in particular, the result of that test could very well determine our season. The defensive midfielder has been immense for us so far and clearly has no one capable of replacing him at the club, so to lose him for any extended period of time would leave a gaping hole in our defensive setup.
Hopefully it is something minor and he is back in action soon. Updates to follow as they become available.