3 Apr 2010

Arsenal injuries mount as Gallas is ruled out

10:35 am on 3 April 2010

Arsenal's injury headache worsened after defender William Gallas was ruled out for the rest of the Premier League football season, but there was better news on Russian forward Andrei Arshavin.

A day after Arsenal revealed captain Cesc Fabregas's season was ended by a broken leg, the Premier League side's title tilt took a fresh hit after Gallas was sidelined with a calf injury that has troubled him since February.

The French international was one of five players injured in Wednesday's 2-2 Champions League quarter-final first-leg draw with Barcelona on what could prove to be a damaging night for the London club.

Arsenal have since learned that Fabregas broke his leg following a last-ditch tackle by Carles Puyol, while forward Arshavin limped off with a calf problem.

But manager Arsene Wenger maintains Arshavin will only be out for at least three weeks.