Arsenal has been dealt a huge blow with the news that Lucas Torreira has suffered a fractured ankle. The Midfielder was subject to a harsh tackle from Portsmouth defender James Bolton in their FA Cup fifth-round clash on Monday.
Torreira was stretched off and had to be replaced by Dani Ceballos. Goals from Sokratis and Eddie Nektiah saw the Gunners sail through to the quarter-finals.
Mikel Arteta stated after the match that the Uruguayan midfielder will undergo further tests to check on the extent of his injury. Scans have revealed that he fractured his ankle which could see him sidelined for a long spell.
He is the third player in the Arsenal injury list that also includes Sead Kolasinac and Calum Chambers.
Without Torreira, Arteta will now call on Matteo Guendouzi, Joe Willock and Ainsley Maitland Niles to act as back up for his first-choice midfield pairing of Granit Xhaka and Dani Ceballos.
In some positive injury news for Arsenal Scottish left-back, Kieran Tierney has resumed full training with the first-team squad. Tierney dislocated his ankle in December last year.
Arsenal host Westham at the Emirates Stadium this Saturday before they travel to face defending champions Manchester City at the Etihad Stadium. They are 10th in the table with 37 points, 8 points behind Chelsea in fourth.