London, Aug 10 (IANS) English football club Arsenal’s manager Arsene Wenger faces an injury crisis as four players including defenders Gabriel, Per Mertesacker, midfielder Jack Wilshere and forward Danny Welbeck were ruled out of their Premier League opener against Liverpool on Sunday.

Wenger officially confirmed the unavailability of the four players on Wednesday.

Defender Gabriel was injured in a pre-season match against Manchester City last Sunday and is now set for a prolonged spell on the sidelines for six to eight weeks.

Gabriel collided with City striker Kelechi Iheanacho in injury time of Arsenal’s 3-2 win in Gothenburg, Sweden, injuring his left ankle in the process.

“Gabriel has an ankle problem and will be out for six to eight weeks. It is a bit better than we feared at the start,” Wenger said confirming Gabriel’s injury on Wednesday.

Midfielder Jack Wilshere had another injury pre-season and isn’t quite ready to be back in action but Wenger believed he will be back soon on the field.

“Jack is doing well, but he will be short for Sunday. He is back in training but will not be completely ready for Sunday.”

“We had very good news on Danny’s latest scan and Per is at the moment off his feet for three weeks, so of course, it is a bit boring for him. We think it will be four to five months for both players,” Wenger added.

Mertesacker suffered a knee injury against the French club Lens in pre-season while forward Danny Welbeck was initially ruled out for nine months following a knee surgery.

    The IANS was founded by Indian American publisher Gopal Raju as the India Abroad News Service. It was later renamed the Indo-Asian News Service.

    Related Posts

    Mohammad Hafeez Reported For Suspect Bowling Action Again

    Pakistan allrounder Mohammad Hafeez has been reported for a suspect bowling action once again. The off-spinner was reported for a suspect action by match officials...

    Here’s The Daily Sports Round Up From Around The Globe On 19th October, 2017

    Here is Sportzwiki’s daily news round-up, featuring top sports news from around the world, on 19th October 2017. Here’s all the news from sporting...

    David Warner Reveals Why He Asked Rohit Sharma To Talk English

    Three years after being involved in a heated exchange with Rohit Sharma, Australia's star David Warner has revealed why he told the India opener to...

    SA vs BAN 2nd ODI: Every Team Lacks An AB de Villiers: Mashrafe Mortaza

    If Bangladesh were hoping for a respite in the third One-Day International against South Africa on Wednesday (October 18) after being thoroughly outplayed in the...

    South Africa Vs Bangladesh 2017: AB De Villiers Is A Destroyer – Mashrafe Mortaza

    Doubting champions is never the sensible thing to do especially in a sport like cricket, which thrives on the brilliance of champions. One such...