Arsenal were dealt a big blow at the weekend when key defender Hector Bellerin was stretchered off during the Gunners’ London Derby clash with Chelsea at the Emirates Stadium on Saturday night.
The Spanish international right-back could miss the remainder of the season but the Gunners are unlikely to sign a replacement for him.
According to the London Evening Standard, Arsenal won’t sign a replacement if the Spaniard would be out for a long time.
Hector Bellerin suffered what looked like a serious knee injury while he was trying to win the ball back from Chelsea left-back Marcos Alonso in the second half of the league encounter.
He was replaced by Egyptian international midfielder Mohamed ElNeny shortly after he was taken off the field on a stretcher.
Bellerin was making a return to the Arsenal starting XI for the Chelsea game after a month out with calf problem.
The Barcelona Academy graduate made his return from the calf injury in the penultimate league game against West Ham United.
Arsenal were beaten 1-0 in their London Derby clash with the Hammers courtesy a goal from English defender Declan Rice.
The extent of the knee injury sustained by Hector Bellerin will be determined by the Arsenal medical team in the coming days.