Gunners win dampened by injury worry

<strong>ARSENAL</strong> (2) Vs <strong>STANDARD LIEGE</strong> (0)<br /><br />ARSENAL secured top spot in Group H and a place in the last 16 of the Champions League with a smooth attacking display, but their satisfaction was soured by a serious injury to full-back Kieran Gibbs.<br /><br />The outstanding Samir Nasri capitalised on a defensive slip to tuck the opening goal and fit-again midfielder Denilson made sure of the points before half-time with a 30-yard drive that swerved viciously.<br /><br />A characteristically fluid offensive display from the Gunners was the ideal riposte to manager Arsene Wenger&rsquo;s pre-match warning that club ambitions must be his players&rsquo; priority, World Cup year or not.<br /><br />But if he was reassured by the manner of their win, which could easily have been by a wider margin, he was left frustrated by a broken metatarsal likely to keep England Under-21 left-back Gibbs sidelined for six weeks.<br /><br />&ldquo;He has a big hole in his leg,&rdquo; said Wenger. &ldquo;It was a very bad challenge from the No22, and it was not his first try. He doesn&rsquo;t look too good.&rdquo;<br /><br />The good news for Wenger was that forward Andrey Arshavin and defender William Gallas will both be fit for Sunday&rsquo;s crunch Premier League visit from Chelsea despite a nasty clash of heads that left the Russian bleeding and the Frenchman groggy.<br /><br />It was not all one-way traffic, Standard Liege twice hitting the woodwork and growing into the game, although the contest was decided by half time.<br /><br />Ten minutes before the break Nasri chased a long ball and when Landry Mulemo lost his footing, the France midfielder tucked past Sinan Bolat. <br /><br />And then Denilson, making his first start since September, bamboozled Bolat with a strike that swerved wildly in both directions.<br />