Arsenal will be without goalkeeper Petr Cech for the trip to White Hart Lane on Saturday to face title rivals Tottenham Hotspurs, managrer Arsene Wenger has confirmed.
The former Chelsea number one pulled his hamstring while trying to get back into position after going up for a late against Swansea City who eventually won the match 2-1 at the Emirates to hand the Gunners their third consecutive defeat for the first time since 2010.
Wenger revealed after the match to the media that Cech had pulled his hamstring and will not be available for Saturday’s crunch match against North London rivals Tottenham Hotspur but he confident that David Ospina is up to the task of replacing him.
“Cech got a muscular problem at the end of the game,” Wenger told reporters. “He will not play on Saturday. I have full faith in Ospina.”
Arsenal may also be without French international Laurent Koscielny, who missed the Swansea match due to a calf problem as the manager reckons that the Spurs game may come too soon for the defender.
Arsenal are now six points behind Premier League leaders Leicester City and three points adrift Tottenham as they chase their first EPL title in 12 years.