Indeed, Kieran Gibbs hobbled off after 23 minutes to be replaced by Nacho Monreal who later suffered a knock of his own, whilst late substitute Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain also picked up an injury problem in the final minutes.
It remains to be seen just how serious these injury scares are – Arsene Wenger was relatively coy on the issue after the final whistle.
“Gibbs struggled a little bit with an ankle problem and Monreal with a knee problem. Oxlade-Chamberlain also had a knee problem,” Wenger revealed, as reported by TheSportReview.com.
“I don’t know [how bad the injuries are]. We have to see how they recover on Monday.
“We have Oxlade-Chamberlain, Monreal and Gibbs who have knocks but I don’t know how bad it is.”
The Gunners will be hoping the knocks aren’t long-term; as reported earlier this week by the Daily Mail, star midfielder Jack Wilshere could be sidelined for the next four months with an ankle problem.
On the footballing front however, the north Londoners produced a resolute performance today, with the result eventually decided by a Danny Welbeck strike.
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