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Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has confirmed that Francis Coquelin is suffering from a knee injury recurrence after the midfielder was forced from the field on Saturday.

Coquelin had to be substituted in the first half of Arsenal’s 3-0 victory over Chelsea after receiving treatment twice from the medical team.

The 25-year-old was replaced by summer signing Granit Xhaka, with the Gunners winning 2-0, and his injury was the only blemish on what was a perfect contest for the north London club.

And Wenger has revealed that Coquelin has injured the same knee that kept him out of action for a significant period of last season.

But the manager is hopeful that, while it is too early to put a time frame on the set-back, Coquelin will not be out for a similar number of matches.

Wenger told BT Sport after the game: “We lost Coquelin and Xhaka came on and straight away he is at the level of the game.

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Culled from Squawka

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