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Gunners hit by striker injury blow

Last Updated: Sun, 24 Aug 2014 01:40
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Arsenal could be without Olivier Giroud against Besiktas after the striker picked up an ankle injury in the 2-2 draw against Everton.

The Gunners looked to be heading for defeat at Goodison Park after Seamus Coleman and Steven Naismith put Everton 2-0 up before half-time, but goals by Aaron Ramsey and Giroud in the last seven minutes earned a point.

The Gunners had lacked a cutting edge up front as Alexis Sanchez failed to test Everton's centre-back pairing of Phil Jagielka and Sylvain Distin, before Giroud replaced the Chilean at half-time.

Unfortunately for Wenger, Giroud suffered an ankle injury in the final minutes and could now miss the second leg of Arsenal's Champions League play-off against Besiktas.

"It is a big game and I hope we have not lost him," said Wenger of Giroud, who left Goodison Park with a protective boot on his left foot.

"In the final minute he stretched his ankle. At the moment it doesn't look too good. "



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