Arsenal goalkeeper Bernd Leno suffered quite a bad injury on Saturday.
The Gunners lost 2-1 away to Brighton & Hove Albion yesterday afternoon but the game was overshadowed by an incident involving their £22 million goalkeeper.
In what looked like a routine collection of the ball, Brighton striker Neal Maupay – who scored a last-minute winner – bumped into Leno while he was in mid-air and the German ultimately left the field on a stretcher.
More time is needed to determine the severity of the problem, but it looks like a bad one.
That’s because Leno was photographed leaving the stadium on crutches and here’s an image of it:
Emiliano Martinez deputised for Leno after he went off injured and if it’s a bad injury for the former Bayer Leverkusen star, it’s another worry for Arsenal.
They had already been linked to a goalkeeper this summer – Southampton’s Fraser Forster – but if the Germany international is out for a while, it increases the urgency to sign somebody else.