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Arsenal ladies Jordan Nobbs is facing an extended spell on the sidelines after the midfielder picked up what looked like a serious knee injury during 4-0 win over Everton on Sunday.
Danielle van de Donk broke the Everton resistance just before the break, before Jordan Nobbs’s cool finish and a brace from Vivianne Miedema added to the haul.
But their afternoon was marred by a knee injury to playmaker and captain Nobbs. Arsenal are awaiting injury news after the England international appeared to twist her right knee in a challenge with Everton’s Chloe Kelly, with medics providing oxygen.
It is hard to find more superlatives for Joe Montemurro’s Arsenal side after another thumping win. This defeat of Everton, which took their goal tally to 38 in eight games, was marred only by a late and seemingly serious injury to Jordan Nobbs.
“We’re disappointed,” said Montemurro of Nobbs, who left the ground in a leg brace, on crutches and tear-stained. “We’re just fighting battle after battle, with Kim Little [fractured fibula] obviously, Viktoria Schnaderbeck going down, Tabea Kemme’s not right. But this is football, we have to put up with these ups and downs and while the football is an up, maybe these other areas are the down.”
Any length of time on the sidelines for Nobbs will be costly for Arsenal given Nobbs impact all over the pitch. Her goal against Everton on Sunday was her ninth of the season while she’s as assist-happy as Mesut Ozil.
Speaking to Arsenal.com recently, Nobbs revealed that football has always been ‘everything’ to her, admitting that one of her biggest struggles was getting injured at the World Cup.
“Football was always everything to me,” Nobbs said. “One of the biggest struggles for me, though, was getting injured at the World Cup and being at that tournament and not being able to show my potential. I’ve been football through and through from the off and you soon learn that there’s going to be ups and downs. ”