Bellerin injured

Approaching the dreaded November month, Arsenal have another injury concern. Hector Bellerin, a player in magnificent form lately, is set to miss the next few weeks in the red and white shirt.

Spanish Bellerin, 21, one of the standout performers this season and who is likely to sign a new contract to remain at Arsenal for the next six years, sustained an injury of his ankle ligament earlier this week that he had previously injured while on international duty.

But now doctors and medical tests have suggested the ligament damage will see him spend at least the rest of November out of action.

That means he will miss the important games against Manchester United at Old Trafford and the home game against PSG in the Champions League. 

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Gunners Drawn Against Southampton After Reading Win

Arsenal made it safely through to the Quarter Finals of the EFL Cup on Tuesday night, with two goals from Alex Oxlade Chamberlain helping them to a comfortable victory over Championship side Reading. Manager Arsene Wenger chose to rest the majority of his regular first team starters, with a mixture of youngsters and back-up players doing enough to claim a 2-0 victory. Their reward for such a success is a quarter final clash with Southampton, with the Gunners among the favourites in the football odds among bookmakers to win the trophy for a third time.

Having come off the back of a disappointing home draw with Middlesbrough, Wenger was certainly under pressure to deliver a positive result, however the Frenchman still stuck with his familiar policy of resting players in the competition. Lucas Perez was handed a rare start following his arrival at the Emirates at the end of the summer transfer window, while defender Carl Jenkinson made his comeback from long term injury. However, it was Oxlade-Chamberlain who stole the show, scoring a goal in each half to silence his critics. As a result of his brace, and despite the club’s willingness to use the competition in order to rotate their squad, Arsenal are better odds now for the season winner, with Betway installing them as the 3/1 second favourites for the competition in their football odds.

Oxlade-Chamberlain has suffered from some damaging injuries since he joined Arsenal, however the former Southampton youngster is in danger is being left behind. Along with his undoubted talent, the England international suffers from an irritating lack of consistency, with the 23-year-old struggling for game time with the likes of Mesut Ozil and Alex Iwobi ahead of him in the pecking order. The Ox was not part of England’s squad for Euro 2016, and has been linked with moves away from the Emirates in the last few weeks.

Wenger will certainly be pleased with how his understudies handled the situation on Tuesday however, and with the club looking to make an assault on both Premier League and Champions League this season, the Frenchman will certainly be hoping that this long continues. Having finished second in the English top flight last time around, Betway offer football odds of 11/2 for Arsenal to claim a first title since 2004. However, with the FA Cup proving successful over recent history, the pressure will be on Wenger to deliver on all fronts.

Arsenal Injury Update

What is the likely Arsenal line up for the Sunday North London Derby?
While Theo Walcott  is likely to be back from his hamstring injury,  a range of doubts remain over Cazorla with an achilles injury, Nacho Monreal (muscular injury), Hector Bellerin (unspecified training injury) and Kieran Gibbs with a shoulder injury during the Ludogorets Champions League Match on Tuesday.
Lucas Perez, Per Mertesacker and Danny Welbeck remain unfit for the important match.
Granit Xhaka is available again.
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