Bosnia and Herzegovina manager Ivaylo Petev has issued a worrying injury update on Arsenal defender Sead Kolasinac.
Speaking to Klix following last night’s 1-1 draw against France, the Bulgarian coach revealed that Kolasinac will have scans today on an injured ankle.
The Arsenal defender was forced off after suffering a horrendous challenge by Jules Kounde.
Kolasinac was able to hop off the pitch with the help of the physios. But Petev’s update was less than convincing. The Bosnia manager said: “I have spoken to him. He will take some tests tomorrow, but he doesn’t look good.”
It is not yet known how long Kolasinac will be out for. But based on Petev’s comments, we can assume that it could be a serious one for the Arsenal defender.
Kolasinac has started the last two games for the Gunners against West Bromwich Albion and Manchester City.
However, with Kieran Tierney and Nuno Tavares in the first team squad, Mikel Arteta has two players to call upon should Kolasinac face a lengthy spell out on the sidelines through injury.
Insider’s View: Injury could scupper any chance Arsenal had of selling Kolasinac
The transfer window might be over in England, but for some nations across Europe, the market is still open. One of these countries is Turkey, which has been a place where Kolasinac has been heavily linked with in recent weeks.
Fenerbahce have reportedly been eager on a move for Kolasinac for most of the window. However, this injury to the Bosnia defender could ruin any chance Arsenal have of offloading the left-back.
With Kolasinac having no future at Arsenal, the upcoming week could have been crucial in trying to secure a deal with a club for the defender. But, this injury has seemingly ended all hope of the Bosnian leaving the Gunners this window.