Arsenal defender Per Mertesacker is concerned that he will miss this weekend’s clash with Chelsea over the weekend, the Daily Mirror reports.
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The World Cup winning centre-back was forced to limp out of Arsenal’s FA Cup semi-final victory over Reading on Saturday, and is now struggling to be fit in time for the visit of the title chasing Blues.
Mertesacker has been key to Arsenal’s good run of form recently, though his injury means that Arsene Wenger will likely turn to new boy Gabriel to partner Laurent Koscielny in the heart of the defence.
The news will still come as a huge blow to Wenger, who will have to do without such a vital player in what will be a potential title decider on Sunday.
The 30-year-old has made 40 appearances for the Gunners across all competitions this season.