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Arsenal assess Francis Coquelin as injury crisis deepens

Francis Coquelin injured himself in a tackle with Claudio Yacob
Image: Francis Coquelin injured himself in a tackle with Claudio Yacob during the 2-1 defeat at West Brom

Arsenal will assess Francis Coquelin's knee injury on Sunday, with Arsene Wenger's injury crisis appearing to have deepened.

Midfielders Coquelin and Mikel Arteta both limped off during the Gunners' 2-1 Premier League defeat at West Brom on Saturday.

Arteta replaced Coquelin after just 14 minutes at The Hawthorns before the Spaniard was taken off himself just four minutes into the second half.

Boss Wenger confirmed that Coquelin has a knee problem after a hard tackle with the Baggies' Claudio Yacob, while Arteta has injured his calf.

Wenger said: "We have two more injuries. One is a muscle problem for Arteta, and the other one is a knee problem for Coquelin.

"I don't know how serious that is but we will know certainly tomorrow, for Coquelin. Arteta is a calf."

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Arsenal already have a string of injury problems, with Jack Wilshere, Aaron Ramsey, Theo Walcott, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, Danny Welbeck and Tomas Rosicky all sidelined.

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Ramsey and Oxlade-Chamberlain are expected to return in the coming week, but Wilshere and Welbeck are out until the New Year.

The Gunners hope to have Walcott and Rosicky back in contention for the Christmas period.

Arsenal host Dinamo Zagreb in the Champions League on Tuesday night before travelling to face Norwich in the Premier League next Sunday.

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