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

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

Leicester downed by Arsenal

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

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

The Foxes headed into the meeting as clear favourites, especially when the startling line-ups were revealed and Mikel Arteta had opted to bench some key players such as 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 its 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 shortly into the second half, and that is how the tie finished.

The latest on Barnes & Evans

Said victory now means that Arsenal have climbed back into the top half of the table, whilst Leicester could find themselves just one point behind 5th place Chelsea come the end of Sunday.

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

Now, following their 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 now 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.

It was also revealed that Leicester now have eight first-team players sidelined:

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