Injury-hit Arsenal have lost three more key players during their 1-1 draw against Norwich City in the Premier League on Sunday.
The Gunners are already without several key players like Jack Wilshere, Theo Walcott, Danny Welbeck, Mikel Arteta, et al, and now it seems Alexis Sanchez, Santi Cazorla and Laurent Koscielny will join the long list too on sidelines.
Both Sanchez and Koscielny were were forced off during the game with what appeared to be serious injuries and it will further deplete the Gunners line-up that are now reduced to bare bones. Wenger has confirmed that Cazorla also suffered a knee injury during the match.
— Premier League (@premierleague) November 29, 2015
Wenger: “We have three injuries, Cazorla played on one leg in the 2nd half, he has a knee problem.” — arseblog (@arseblog) November 29, 2015
Arsenal missed a golden opportunity to level points with Manchester City at the top, as the Gunners only came away with a single point against Norwich.
With Champions League qualification still hanging by a fine thread, injuries to Sanchez , Cazorla and Koscielny would serve a huge psychological blow to the Gunners.
Wenger confirmed that Sanchez had a hamstring problem before the game and yet he risked him against Norwich – a decision that completely backfired.
While Sanchez is expected to miss at least 2-3 weeks, Wenger is hopeful about Koscielny and Cazorla, both are expected to return within next week.