Leicester’s Harvey Barnes facing ‘at least’ six weeks out following injury vs Arsenal

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Leicester’s Harvey Barnes facing ‘at least’ six weeks out following injury vs Arsenal

An update on Harvey Barnes’ injury picked up during Leicester’s loss to Arsenal has been provided.

Leicester downed by Arsenal

Sunday’s early Premier League kick-off played out a short time ago.

The first tie of the day saw Arsenal and Leicester City face off.

The Foxes headed into the meeting as clear favourites, particularly after the startling line-ups were revealed, as Mikel Arteta opted to bench a number of key players, including Bukayo Saka and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.

And, with less than 10 minutes gone, a makeshift Gunners backline conceded a pretty awful goal, allowing Youri Tielemans to essentially walk the ball into the box unchallenged, before firing past Bernd Leno.

From here, though, Arsenal went on to grab the game by the scruff of the neck. Late goals in the first 45 from David Luiz and Alexandre Lacazette handed the visitors the lead just before the break.

Nicolas Pepe then added the north Londoners’ 3rd early in the second-half, rounding out the afternoon’s scoring.

The latest on Barnes & Evans

Their victory on Sunday means that Arsenal have now climbed back into the top half of the table, though Leicester could find themselves closed on by an in-form Chelsea by the end of the day.

To add to Leicester’s woes, meanwhile, both Harvey Barnes and Jonny Evans had to be taken off with injuries vs Arsenal.

And now, following his side’s defeat to Arsenal, Brendan Rodgers has provided an update on Barnes.

The Northern Irishman confirmed that Barnes will need an operation on his knee following his injury on Sunday, with the 23-year-old expected to be out for at least six weeks.

As for Evans, Rodgers confirmed that the stopper is set to have a scan on his calf.

Leicester now have eight first-team players sidelined:

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This article was edited by Conor Laird.

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Premier League table

# Team MP D P
1 Manchester City FC 26 36 62
2 Manchester United FC 25 21 49
3 Leicester City FC 26 15 49
4 West Ham United FC 26 9 45
5 Chelsea FC 25 16 43
6 Liverpool FC 25 11 40
7 Everton FC 24 4 40
8 Tottenham Hotspur FC 25 14 39
9 Aston Villa FC 24 12 39
10 Arsenal FC 26 7 37
11 Leeds United 26 -1 35
12 Wolverhampton Wanderers FC 26 -6 34
13 Crystal Palace FC 26 -14 33
14 Southampton FC 25 -12 30
15 Burnley FC 26 -16 28
16 Brighton & Hove Albion FC 26 -7 26
17 Newcastle United FC 26 -17 26
18 Fulham FC 26 -11 23
19 West Bromwich Albion 26 -35 17
20 Sheffield United FC 25 -26 11
Player Team Goals
Salah, Mohamed Liverpool FC 17
Fernandes, Bruno Manchester United FC 15
Kane, Harry Tottenham Hotspur FC 14
Son, Heung Min Tottenham Hotspur FC 13
Bamford, Patrick Leeds United 13
Calvert-Lewin, Dominic Everton FC 13
Vardy, Jamie Leicester City FC 12
Gundogan, Ilkay Manchester City FC 11
Wilson, Callum Newcastle United FC 10
Watkins, Ollie Aston Villa FC 10
Rashford, Marcus Manchester United FC 9
Sterling, Raheem Manchester City FC 9
Barnes, Harvey Leicester City FC 9
Zaha, Wilfried Crystal Palace FC 9
Lacazette, Alexandre Arsenal FC 9
Maddison, James Leicester City FC 8
Ings, Danny Southampton FC 8
Aubameyang, Pierre-Emerick Arsenal FC 8
Soucek, Tomas West Ham United FC 8
Mane, Sadio Liverpool FC 7

Source: 101greatgoals.com