Arsenal Lose Bellerin for the Rest of the Season

By: SBAT Staff

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Arsenal have been dealt an injury blow with the news that Hector Bellerin suffered a bad injury in their win over Chelsea at the weekend. The 23 year old defender ruptured his ACL in that game, and has been ruled out of action for six to nine months. That means he will miss the rest of this season, and there is a good chance that he will miss part of next season as well, in what is a big blow for Unai Emery.

When Bellerin went to the floor on Saturday evening, fans could quickly see that he was in a lot of discomfort, and many feared the worst after seeing the picture on TV. To make things worse for Bellerin, this was his first game back after another injury, and the first time he had played competitive football for five weeks.

We have already heard that Arsenal won't be investing in anyone this January transfer window, although that may now need to change. They are not looking at a short term injury issue here, they need someone to come in and play for them for the remainder of this season, and potentially part of next season too. This is a big time for them, and it would really disappoint fans if they didn't bring someone in to help cover for Bellerin over the coming months.

The Gunners have a huge FA Cup clash on Friday night against Manchester United to look forward to. Their opponents have now won seven games in a row as they improve and it seems that it is only a matter of time before they leapfrog Arsenal in the league standings. The bookmakers are struggling to split these two, with Arsenal just edging favourtism at the moment at 6/4, while Manchester United are priced up ever so slightly bigger at 13/8. A draw and a replay at Old Trafford would suit neither team, with important league and European games on the horizon, and that is priced up at 5/2.