Arsenal captain Mikel Arteta ‘out for a while’ with calf injury
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Arsenal’s injury problems are mounting after manager Arsene Wenger revealed he expects to be without captain Mikel Arteta for a considerable period.
The Spaniard limped out of last night’s Champions League win over Borussia Dortmund with a calf injury and is expected to be sidelined for a while.
Wenger also lost Yaya Sanogo to a hamstring injury and revealed that Jack Wilshere, who suffered an ankle injury during last weekend’s defeat to Manchester United, is to see a specialist. If the specialist recommends surgery, the England midfielder is likely to be out for at least three months.
Speaking after the 2-0 win over Dortmund, Wenger said: “The injury situation is a problem because we have many games and we lost two players tonight.
“The first one is Arteta, who again has a calf problem and that looks quite serious, and we lost Sanogo as well on a hamstring problem.
“Wilshere sees a specialist, finally and we’ll know more on Thursday night.”
The Gunners boss added: “Arteta doesn’t look good. I think he will be out for a while.”