Wenger frets over Hleb injury
By Mark Buckingham
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Arsene Wenger admits Alexander Hleb's hamstring injury 'doesn't look too good'.
Arsene Wenger admits Arsenal midfielder Alexander Hleb's hamstring injury 'doesn't look too good'.
Hleb picked up the problem during The Gunners' 2-2 draw at Tottenham Hotspur in the first leg of the Carling Cup semi-final on Wednesday night.
The Belarus international came on as a 56th minute substitute for Abou Diaby, but lasted just 25 minutes before being replaced by Mathieu Flamini.
Following on from the injury Robin van Persie suffered against Manchester United at the weekend, Wenger lamented the latest setback to his squad.
"We lost Van Persie on Sunday and now we have lost Hleb," Wenger told the club's official website.
"Hleb has done his hamstring and it doesn't look too good."
Another player to be substituted at White Hart Lane was Jeremie Aliadiere, who was withdrawn after an hour.
But Wenger is confident the French striker has not suffered a serious problem after collecting a back complaint.
Wenger added: "He got a kick in his back, but he should be okay."