Hector Bellerin: Arsenal manager Unai Emery says defender's injury 'not positive'

Hector Bellerin is carried off on a stretcher
Hector Bellerin was carried off on a stretcher in the second half at Emirates Stadium

Arsenal manager Unai Emery says the knee injury defender Hector Bellerin suffered during the win over Chelsea is "not positive on first impression".

The Spain right-back, 23, was carried off on a stretcher in the 72nd minute at Emirates Stadium on Saturday.

"The prediction is it could be an important injury," said Emery after his side's 2-0 Premier League victory.

It was Bellerin's first start for five weeks after he picked up a calf injury against Southampton in December.

He provided the assist for Alexandre Lacazette's opening goal against the Blues, and he made the joint-most interceptions and blocks of any Gunners player alongside Laurent Koscielny.

Arsenal remain fifth in the Premier League table but the victory moved them three points behind Chelsea, who are fourth.

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