Arsenal Suffers Major Injury Blow Ahead Of Top Battle

Arsenal Suffers Major Injury Blow Ahead Of Top Battle 1

Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta has suffered a major injury blow
ahead of top-four battle after confirmed Lucas Torreira has been ruled
out with a fractured ankle injury.

The Uruguay international was stretchered off during their 2-0 win
over Portsmouth in the FA Cup on Monday night at Fratton Park.

Torreira stayed down following a heavy challenge after just 12 minutes and was replaced by Dani Ceballaos.

Torreira underwent further tests at Fratton Park, before leaving the stadium on crutches, wearing a protective boot.

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Arsenal have suffered a various injury to the team with new signing
Cedric Soares will return to full training next week after recovering
from a knee injury, with Sead Kolasinac due to resume training by the
end of the month after a shoulder problem but Calum Chambers out of the
season.

Meanwhile, defender Kieran Tierney is back in full training after recovering from a dislocated shoulder.

Injuries have restricted the Scotland international to just 11
appearances for the Gunners since signing from Celtic last summer.

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The news will come as a big blow to manager Arteta, as he prepares
his side for their Premier League home fixture against West Ham on
Saturday.

Torreira has made 33 appearances for Arsenal this season.