Cup success tempered by Gibbs blow

22 September 2010 09:00
Boss Arsene Wenger hopes injury to England defender Kieran Gibbs will not overshadow Arsenal's 4-1 Carling Cup extra-time win at Tottenham. The 20-year-old left-back hobbled out after 102 minutes with what Wenger fears could be another metatarsal problem, the youngster having missed a large part of last season and with it the chance to feature at the World Cup because of a similar injury. Wenger - who served a one-match touchline ban after admitting a misconduct charge from the Football Association - hopes the prognosis is positive on Gibbs, who was handed his senior international debut in the friendly against Hungary at the start of the season. "We have to check, that is the only disappointment of the night, because Gibbs had a very good game," said the Arsenal manager. "We hope we do not get bad news. "It is a metatarsal again, it is the one next to the one he had broken, the second one, so we hope we have good news because that would be a massive blow to us."

Source: PA