Arsenal have confirmed that Hector Bellerin will miss the rest of the season after rupturing his anterior cruciate ligament.
The Spanish full back suffered the injury in the 2-0 win over Chelsea on Saturday, being replaced in the 72nd minute by Mohamed Elneny.
“Further to the injury sustained during our match against Chelsea on Saturday, we can confirm that Hector has ruptured the anterior cruciate ligament of his left knee,” a statement reads on the official Arsenal website.
“Hector will undergo surgery to repair this in the coming days. The rehabilitation process is expected to take between six to nine months and therefore rules Hector out of action for the remainder of this season.
“Everyone at the club will now be working as hard as we can to ensure Hector is back on the pitch as soon as possible next season.”
The full-back has started 18 of the Gunners 23 Premier League games this season, providing five assists.