Arsene Wenger Confirms Hector Bellerin Will Miss Europa League Match Vs AC Milan
Hector Bellerin will miss Thursday’s Europa League game against AC Milan after picking up a knee injury in training, Arsenal manager manager Arsene Wenger said on Wednesday.
Hector Bellerin, 22, who was a late substitute in Arsenal’s 2-1 Premier League defeat by Brighton and Hove Albion last weekend, did not travel with the team to Italy for the first leg of the last-16 tie.
“Hector hasn’t travelled… he has an inflammation of his left knee. Some ligament damage,” Wenger told a news conference.
“He has to spend the afternoon in the hospital to see why he is in so much pain.
“It doesn’t look a long-term problem. He tried but couldn’t absorb the training session so we left him at home.”
Spaniard Bellerin has featured in all 29 of Arsenal’s league matches this season and has made three starts in Uefa’s secondary club competition.