Arsenal will have to get by without Hector Bellerin for at least the rest of the season after it was found the injury he suffered against Chelsea at the weekend is about as bad as it could be.
It didn’t really look very promising at the time…
Alex Terrell [The Sun]: The swelling around Bellerin’s left knee is so severe that doctors have not been able to put his limb under an MRI scanner. Club fear that his season could be over at the very least, but if the injury is severe he could miss the start of next season too.
— Arsènic™ (@MrArsenicTM) 21 January 2019
However, after eventually undergoing an examination, the right-back has been diagnosed with a ruptured anterior cruciate ligament, with the Gunners confirming that his 2018/19 season is more than likely over as a result.
Bellerin is expected to be ruled out for between six and nine months and could even miss the start of next season should he suffer any setbacks.
The Spanish defender was making his first start in five weeks against the Blues after shaking off a calf strain picked up in mid-December.
Rubbish for him and rubbish for Arsenal.