Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger is worried that he will be short of crucial player for next Wednesday nights Champions League clash with Bayern Munich at the Allianz Arena.
In a spirited performance in which the Gunners managed to win 2-0 despite having just 27% of the possession when the two teams met at the Emirates earlier in the month, Arsenal suffered a shock 3-0 loss to Sheffield Wednesday last night at Hillsborough in the Capital One Cup, that saw both Theo Walcott and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain both limp off injured.
“The injuries are two muscular injuries and the injury damage I do not know,” Wenger said.
“You have to wait 48 hours for the scans to see how big the damage is.
“It was a bad night at the office, we lost two players and after that we were not good enough, but on top of that you have to congratulate Sheffield Wednesday.
Wenger went on to say that he was afraid to use Gabriel or Nacho Monreal in the match for fear they too would get injured.
“Once I lost two players, I had Gabriel and Monreal and I did not bring them on as we could not afford to lose any more players,” he added.
“I’m concerned because our next game is a big game on Saturday, we have the Champions League against Bayern Munich coming up.
“Already we are now short. To lose two players tonight, two offensive players, is damaging for us.”