Mikel Arteta worry for Gunners

Mikel Arteta Arsenal midfielderMikel Arteta is a ‘major doubt’ for Sunday’s final game of the season at Newcastle, Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has revealed.

The Gunners are firmly in the driving seat as they look to qualify for the Champions League after they beat Wigan 4-1 last night, but the victory came at a cost.

Arteta picked up a calf injury late on in the game at the Emirates Stadium and Wenger admitted afterwards he is unlikely to make the crucial showdown at St James’ Park.

“Arteta is not right,” said Wenger. “Arteta pulled his calf, so that could be a problem for Sunday. We don’t know, we have to wait 24 hours. He will be a massive doubt for Sunday.”

Arsenal go into the game with their destiny in their own hands as they bid to secure a place in the top four but it looks as though they will have to do it without Arteta.

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