How long will Arsenal defender be out for?

No Arsenal defender has scored more Fantasy Premier League points this season than Hector Bellerin, thanks in large part to his five assists.

However, during the Gunners’ 2-0 victory over Chelsea, the fleet-footed full-back was forced off with a nasty looking knee injury.

The pained expression on Bellerin’s face will have caused anxiety among Arsenal fans and Fantasy Premier League managers alike.

How serious is the injury?

It doesn’t look good. After the victory Unai Emery revealed the injury looked bad.

“It is his knee and the first prediction is it is an important injury,” the Arsenal boss said.

“I hope not, but it is not positive, our first impression.”

Some reports have claimed Bellerin may have suffered a torn knee tendon, which would require surgery and could see him out for nine months.

Should I get rid of him from my FPL team?

Absolutely.

Bellerin’s injury looks serious and will likely see him miss at least a few months of action.

FPL managers should transfer him out sooner rather than later.

Potential replacements

Lucas Digne scored a last minute equaliser against Watford in Gameweek 16 (Photo: Getty)
Lucas Digne has scored three and assisted three more so far this season (Photo: Getty)

Get rid of Bellerin and swap him for one of these promising defenders.

Lucas Digne (£5.2m). After a slow start to the season, Digne has emerged as a must-own Fantasy premier League defender. The Frenchman earned his third double-digit points tally in Gameweek 22 and could continue his impressive run of form against Huddersfield and Wolves.

Luke Shaw (£5m) and Manchester United picked up back-to-back clean sheets against Newcastle and Tottenham in Gameweeks 21 and 22, doubling their season’s total. Take advantage of United’s newfound steel and recruit their top-scoring defender.

Aaron Wan-Bissaka (£4.5m) has been a cult favourite among Fantasy Premier League players due to his budget price and his consistent performances for Crystal Palace. Palace face a decent run of fixtures, taking on Southampton, Fulham, West Ham and Leicester in the coming Gameweeks.

i verdict

Don’t wait to hear any further updates on Bellerin’s injury – it sounds like he’s destined for a lengthy spell on the sidelines.

Ignore Digne’s negative score in Gameweek 23 and transfer in the Frenchman for Everton’s fixtures against Huddersfield, Wolves and Watford.

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