By Amir Mir
Hector Bellerin has been ruled out of first-team action for a month – and Arsenal fans on Twitter have gone into complete meltdown.
Gunners boss Arsene Wenger confirmed on Thursday morning that the right-back has suffered ligament damage after a “strong tackle” from Danny Rose during the last ten seconds of the north London derby.
It means the 21-year-old, who is an important first-team figure, will miss crucial fixtures for his side, starting against Manchester United on Saturday afternoon.
The boss is here…
— Arsenal FC (@Arsenal) November 17, 2016
The reaction from supporters was one of frustration and anger as they were annoyed that the curse of November has struck them again.
Carl Jenkinson will most likely feel the void in defence, but one fan stated he is not near the standard of Bellerin.
Additionally, another supporter felt that missing the Spaniard is like dropping two points and believes that it will affect the team morale.
Bellerin is now expected to miss around eight matches, including the Champions League group game fixture against Paris Saint-Germain, and he is also now a doubt for the trip to Manchester City on 18 December.
Here is a selection of their messages on Twitter:
Hector Bellerin is out for 4 weeks. With Arsenal, that's like 8 weeks. November strikes again.
— WelBeast (@WelBeast) November 17, 2016
— Arsene's Eyes (@Arsenes_Eyes) November 17, 2016
Bellerin out for 4 weeks is massive. We have Jenko & Debuchy but neither are close to Bellerin's level. But it gives him a break at least
— GunnerPride (@Gunner_pride) November 17, 2016
ffs bellerin out for four weeks
— kai (@GunnerKai_) November 17, 2016
No Bellerin but Jenkinson for the next 8 games. Can I panic now😭😭
— Nadia Rachael (@RachaelEvanss) November 17, 2016
— @EkapelPhilbert ⚽🎧📻 (@EkapelPhilbert) November 17, 2016
Am not really looking forward to our game against united this weekend.. No bellerin and no santi. I'll just skip it. #MUFCvAFC
— Nene (@smuley2060) November 17, 2016
Bellerin has played 14 Premier League and Champions League fixtures for Wenger’s side this term, where he has assisted on one occasion.
His development over the past few seasons has seen him grow into one of the most feared full-backs in the country due to his raw pace and direct style.
Wenger’s side are fourth in the league table with 24 points, while their weekend opponents are sixth with 18 points after 11 games.
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