Juan Foyth sends message about injury sustained in match against Arsenal

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Dom Le Roy

Juan Foyth has taken to social media after helping Villarreal to a 2-1 win over Arsenal on Thursday to admit that he is hopeful the injury he sustained in the match is not serious.

Villarreal have the option to sign Foyth on a permanent basis at the end of his season-long loan spell and that certainly could be on the cards based on how heavily Unai Emery has relied on him over the past couple of months.

The Argentine has made 31 appearances in all competitions for the Yellow Submarine so far this season and has been used in a variety of roles by Emery including centre-back, centre midfield and right-back.

The 23-year-old was deployed as a right-back in Villarreal’s matches against Barcelona and Arsenal this week and while he made a bad error that led to the Catalans’ winner on Sunday, he more than redeemed himself with a fine performance against the Gunners in the first leg of the Europa League semi-final.

The Tottenham man was one of Villarreal’s best players on the night as he tormented the Arsenal defence with his forays forward but he was forced off in the 70th minute after picking up a hamstring injury.

Foyth will be hoping that he recovers in time to play a part in the second leg at the Emirates next week, with the La Liga side heading into the game with a 2-1 advantage.

The on-loan Spurs defender took to Twitter after the match to write: “Important victory against a difficult opponent. A pity not to have been able to finish the match on such a special night.

“Tomorrow they will do a study to know the state of the injury. I hope it is nothing serious and that I can return as soon as possible with my colleagues.”

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