Arsenal’s manager Arsene Wenger is starting to regret his choice to start with Santos against Olympiakos in the last Champions League group stage since he found out that Santos will be out for the rest of the year.
“The bad news we have is that we lost Santos for a while,” Wenger said.
“The ankle injury is more severe than expected. For how long he will be out, I don’t know, but it will be more than three weeks, that’s for sure.
“He is definitely out of the Christmas period.”
“With Gibbs not being available yet we have a problem on both sides, two right full-backs are out and two left-full-backs are out.”
Hopefully Santos will be able to be back after the New Year’s because Arsene Wenger can’t play with 4 centre-backs for much longer and Sagna is not going to be fit any time soon so he could at least cover the right side.