Injured Bellerin likely to miss critical Arsenal clash for Emery

Hector Bellerin is likely to miss Arsenal’s Europa League clash against Eintracht Frankfurt with a hamstring injury.

The Gunners play Frankfurt on Thursday in the Europa League group stage with a victory meaning safe passage for Emery‘s side into the last-32.

However, if Arsenal lose and Standard Liege beat Vitoria in the group’s other match then north Londoners will go into the last match only one point ahead of Standard Liege and Frankfurt.

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And to make their task slightly tougher, the club’s official website reports that Bellerin has a tight hamstring and will be assessed ahead of the clash at the Emirates Stadium.

A defeat would leave Emery’s future at Arsenal in jeopardy with recent reports in Goal claiming the Spaniard is ‘living on borrowed time’ ahead of an inevitable sacking.

The Gunners boss has come under intense pressure with the club failing to win any of their last six matches in all competitions.

The pressure was ramped up following Saturday’s 2-2 home draw against Southampton – who are second bottom in the Premier League.

Alexandre Lacazette’s injury time leveller saved Arsenal from an embarrassing loss – but it didn’t prevent a chorus of boos from the Gunners fans on the final whistle.

 

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