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Torreira may be out for rest of season due to ankle injury

Mon 09 March 2020 | 10:17

Due to an ankle injury received in the match against Portsmouth in FA Cup, Lucas Torreira may not be available for Arsenal for the rest of the season.

Arsenal midfielder, Lucas Torreira, will probably miss the rest of the season due to an ankle injury he sustained in a FA Cup match against Portsmouth.

Arsenal won the match 2-0 to Portsmouth last Monday, but they lost Torreira due to an ankle injury which saw him leaving the stadium on crutches, wearing a protective boot.

As by now, medical examinations have revealed that the midfielder has fractured his ankle and needs between 8 to 10 weeks to heal, meaning that he wouldn't probably appear for Arsenl for the rest of the season.

The news is a blow to Arsenal, who gave their hopes of Champions League qualification a boost with a 1-0 league win over West Ham on Saturday.

Arsenl will be facing Manchester City on Wednesday as they suffer from several injuries in their camp: Calum Chambers and Cedric Soares, knee injury, and Sead Kolasinac, shoulder injury. It is as Shkodran Mustafi who has recently recovered from a thigh injury must go through a fitness test.

With their win against West Ham on Saturday, Arsenal are now eight points behind fourth-place Chelsea and five behind Manchester United who occupy the fifth place.

If Man City's ban from the Champions League is upheld by the Court of Arbitration for Sport, then a fifth place will suffice for Arsenal, too.

Following a shock Europa League last-32 exit at the hands of Olympiacos, only a strong finish to the league season will see the Gunners return to Europe's top competition next season, while the FA Cup represents their only hope of silverware.

They take on Sheffield United at Bramall Lane in the quarter-finals on the weekend of March 21.

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