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Arsenal confirm injury blow ahead of Man United tie

The Gunners have received some bad news on the injury front ahead of the clash against Manchester United in the FA Cup this weekend.

Unai Emery’s men responded to the defeat to West Ham by bouncing back at the Emirates stadium with a fine 2-0 win over London rivals Chelsea on Saturday.

Featuring in that game was Hector Bellerin, who has become a very important player under new boss Emery this season.

The Spanish defender was making his first appearance in several weeks on Saturday after being kept out by an injury.

However, Bellerin has returned to the sidelines following a major injury blow he suffered during the second half of the game.

Prior to tests on the extent of the injury this week, there were fears that the Spaniard could be sidelined for while.

And on Tuesday, the Gunners did indeed confirm that Bellerin has sustained severe damage to his knee which will see him certainly miss the clash with United and the rest of the season.

“Further to the injury sustained during our match against Chelsea on Saturday, we can confirm that Hector has ruptured the anterior cruciate ligament of his left knee.” an official update from the club

said

“Hector will undergo surgery to repair this in the coming days. The rehabilitation process is expected to take between six to nine months and therefore rules Hector out of action for the remainder of this season.

“Everyone at the club will now be working as hard as we can to ensure Hector is back on the pitch as soon as possible next season.”

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