Arsenal fans in despair as Coquelin faces three months out

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Arsenal fans have gone into meltdown after discovering midfielder Francis Coquelin could be sidelined for up to three months.

The French midfielder was stretchered off in the first-half of the Gunners' 2-1 defeat to West Brom at the Hawthorns on Saturday after a challenge with Claudio Yacob.

The Guardian have reported that Coquelin has damaged his knee ligaments and was seen leaving the stadium on crutches.

If the reports are true, he will join the growing injury list at the Emirates with Jack Wilshere, Danny Welbeck, Tomas Rosicky, Theo Walcott, Aaron Ramsey and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain who were all missing from Saturday's clash.

Arsenal fans have wasted no time in expressing their despair at the latest injury news with many believing Arsene Wenger should have signed a replacement for Coquelin in the summer.

Coquelin's substitute at the weekend, Mikel Arteta, only lasted 35 minutes after he also left the match through injury, not before scoring a calamitous own-goal.

With no suitable defensive midfield cover, this latest injury could be the most damaging for Wenger and Arsenal.

How much of a blow is losing Francis Coquelin? Let us know by leaving a comment below.

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