Arsenal boss confirms star duo will miss Tottenham clash with injury

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has confirmed that both Petr Cech and Laurent Koscielny will not be available when they face Tottenham Hotspur this weekend, with his star goalkeeper injured during their loss to Swansea, according to reports from Sky Sports.

The Gunners knew they had a chance to cut the lead at the top of the table down to three points when the Swans visited the Emirates, with Leicester City only managing to draw West Bromwich Albion 2-2 the previous day.

And it seemed like it was going to be a straight-forward victory when Joel Campbell volleyed in a lobbed pass from Alexis Sanchez, but goals from Swansea duo Wayne Routledge and Ashley Williams is set to almost end Arsenal’s title aspirations.

But further bad news came when Wenger revealed that Cech struggled with a groin problem during the fixture, meaning that he will miss this weekend’s crunch North London derby against Tottenham Hotspur.

He said: “Petr Cech struggled. He had a groin problem before the game, and he struggled on a little bit tonight. He will not play on Saturday.

“It’s a muscular problem, a calf problem. I don’t know how long he will be out.”

Koscielny was also hoping to recover from injury in time to face Spurs, but the Frenchman’s calf problem has not yet healed.

Wenger added: “Koscielny has a calf problem as well. He will not play on Saturday as well.