Vermaelen injury blow for Gunners

The Belgium international lasted just 19 minutes of the defeat at

White Hart Lane before he had to be replaced. Gunners boss Arsene

Wenger told the Arsenal website: “Certainly it is a calf strain.

(He will be out for) two to three weeks.” With William Gallas

struggling with a calf injury it leaves the Gunners short at the

back, with veteran duo Sol Campbell and Mikael Silvestre the

central defensive pairing that finished the game against Spurs.