Cech injury blow for Gunners


News gets worse for Arsenal after goalkeeper Petr Cech was ruled out of their crucial game against Tottenham Hotspur this weekend.

Cech will miss the North London derby with a groin problem, manager Arsene Wenger confirmed after their damaging 2-1 home defeat to Swansea City last night.

“He had a little groin problem before the game, and I think he struggled a bit today,” Wenger said. “He will not play on Saturday. I do not know for how long he will be out.”

Wenger also confirmed that centre-back Laurent Koscielny, who missed the Swansea game with a calf injury, will also not play against Spurs.

On Tuesday, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain was ruled out for two months with knee ligament damage.