Ryo Miyaichi's nightmare week is complete, after picking up an injury which could end up ruling him out for the season.
.@Arsenal make their final change. Alex Iwobi comes on for an Ryo who leaves on a stretcher after pulling up 1-1 (76)— Arsenal FC (@Arsenal) March 15, 2014
The Japanese midfielder was hoping to make a big impression for the under-21 side in the Premier League Cup semi-final match at Reading, but is left on the treatment table.
Arsenal lost the game 3-1 after extra time, with Isaac Hayden scoring for the Gunners from the penalty spot.
Miyaichi's injury is feared to be a hamstring injury, but a serious enough one to result in him leaving the pitch immediately.
Considering Mesut Ozil was able to play on in Munich, and will be out for around a month, this is potentially an injury which could write off Miyaichi's season.
It's been a far from satisfactory campaign for Miyaichi, whose contract expires in 2015. He's barely got a look in for the first team, and has not exactly been brilliant for the under-21s, scoring just the once this season.
Earlier this week he suffered embarrassment when he travelled to Germany and was named as a substitute against Bayern Munich by Arsene Wenger, only to be told he was ineligible because he had been removed from the Champions League squad list in January to accommodate Kim Kallstrom.