Arsenal goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny has revealed he hopes his finger injury isn’t as serious as was first feared.
Szczesny dislocated his finger fielding an innocuous shot in the Barcelona clash last night and had to be substituted as a result of the injury in the first half.
Arsenal went on to lost the tie 3-1, and are left with just Almunia as their fit goalkeeper.
The young keeper had just established himself as the Gunners first choice stopper and will be gutted by the timing of the injury.
He is hoping he hasn’t damaged tendons, which would keep him out for the rest of this campaign and leave Arsenal with a goalkeeping crisis.
“Let’s hope it’s not as bad as it could possibly be,” said Szczesny. “Of course, I am worried I might be out for some time.
“It is part of the game and there is nothing I can do at the moment.
“I knew straight away I would have to come off and spent half-time with the doctor trying to find out what is wrong with my finger.”
Wenger faces a problem at the back if the injury is serious, as he has already lost Lukasz Fabianski until next season after shoulder surgery, and Vita Mannone and James Shea are out on loan at Hull and Southampton respectively.