Cech out for up to four weeks

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March 05, 2016
Petr Cech

LONDON (AP):

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger says goalkeeper Petr Cech will miss up to four weeks because of injury, the latest blow to the team's English Premier League title chances.

Cech injured his calf muscle on Wednesday as he raced back toward his own penalty area after coming up for a corner in the last minute of the 2-1 home loss to Swansea.

Wenger said yesterday that Cech will be out for three to four weeks. That prognosis definitely rules the goalkeeper out of three Premier League games against Tottenham, West Bromwich Albion and Everton as well as an FA Cup fifth-round replay against Hull and the second leg of a Champions League last-16 match against Barcelona.

Arsenal have lost their last two league games and dropped to third place - six points behind leaders Leicester.

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