Gibbs set for quick return

22 September 2010 03:00
Arsenal have confirmed England defender Kieran Gibbs suffered only a minor foot injury during the 4-1 Carling Cup victory at Tottenham on Tuesday, and is set to be out of action for only the "short term". Gunners boss Arsene Wenger feared the left-back had suffered another broken metatarsal, having missed a large part of last season with a similar injury and, with it, the chance to feature at the World Cup. However, scans have revealed nothing more than severe bruising. A statement from Arsenal read: "The club is happy to confirm that, following last night's Carling Cup third round match at Tottenham Hotspur, a scan to Kieran Gibbs' foot has shown there is no fracture. "Kieran has suffered severe bruising to his left foot and will hopefully only be missing from first-team action for the short term."

Source: PA