Arsenal’s Danielle van de Donk. Chelsea Women v Arsenal Women, FA Women's Continental League Cup Final football match, The City Ground Stadium, Nottingham, UK - 29 Feb 2020 Photo: Kunjan Malde for The FA

Huge concern for Arsenal as Dutch midfielder sustains ankle injury

Arsenal look set to be dealt another injury blow with Dutch midfielder Danielle van de Donk having suffered a nasty ankle injury whilst on international duty as reported by the KNVB.

The 28-year-old featured in her 104th senior international match for The Netherlands against Canada this evening but left the field in real distress in the 30th minute after going over on her ankle.

With Arsenal already being heavily hit by injuries, manager Joe Montemurro will hope that Van de Donk’s injury is nothing too serious, however, the player looked to be in real pain as she was replaced by Manchester United’s Jackie Groenen.

The international break has been cruel on Arsenal so far. Jill Roord has sustained a thigh injury while striker Vivianne Miedema is also carrying a knock. The injury to Van de Donk now means that The Gunners could be missing up to six key first team players for their North London derby against Tottenham Hotspur in the Women’s FA Cup quarter-finals next weekend.

With Van de Donk having left the field, The Netherlands battled to a goalless draw with Canada in the Tournoi de France, their second 0-0 scoreline in four days. The Dutch play France in their final match on Tuesday evening.

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