Mikel Arteta admitted he was ‘very worried’ after Granit Xaka’s 3-1 loss to Arsenal at Spurs.
The 28-year-old Switzerland international suffered a heavy knock of late, during the Gunners’ big north London derby win.
Zaka returned to the starting XI last month after serving a three-game ban for a red card picked against Manchester City last month.
And the midfielder showed no signs of rust as he delivered a commanding performance to help Arsenal take a 3-0 lead at the Emirates.
Tottenham tried to cover the deficit during the second half and managed to withdraw a goal in the 78th minute via Son Heung-min.
But in the build-up to the goal, Xhaka was accidentally caught on the knee by Spurs ace Lucas Moura.
And the Arsenal guy couldn’t even brace himself for effect because he wasn’t looking at Maura when he was torn.
Xhaka received medical treatment on the pitch and was replaced by Albert Sambi Lokonga, leaving his manager concerned.
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Speaking after the match, Arteta said: “Unfortunately he got hurt and I am very worried because it doesn’t look very positive at the moment.”
Zaka was linked with a move away from Emirates during the summer, but his contract has since been extended by the club until 2024.
He is now a suspect for Arsenal’s next Premier League game against Brighton at Amex on Saturday evening.
Despite losing Xhaka, the Gunners managed to hold on comfortably and secure a 3–1 victory in the North London derby.
Goals from Emile Smith Rowe, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Bukayo Saka set up Arteta’s lead in the first half.
Arsenal legend Thierry Henry was in the game and so was former captain Tony Adams, who couldn’t hold back his joy at the punditry.
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