Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has allayed fears that Francis Coquelin could face a lengthy spell on the sidelines, describing the midfielder’s knee injury as “short-term”.
Coquelin was forced off in the first half of Arsenal’s 3-0 Premier League win over Chelsea on Saturday.
The 25-year-old Frenchman missed around two months of last season with a knee injury, but Wenger played down fears of a recurrence ahead of Arsenal’s Champions League match against Basel on Wednesday.
“Francis Coquelin is out for the game tomorrow – it should be a short-term injury. The scan was quite positive,” Wenger told reporters on Tuesday.
Arsenal drew 1-1 with Paris St Germain in their opening Group A game. (Reporting by Nivedita Shankar in Bengaluru, editing by Ed Osmond)