Brighton and Arsenal fans are saying similar things after Tariq Lamptey season ending injury news

Tariq Lamptey won't feature again this season after undergoing hamstring surgery.

Monday, 8th March 2021, 10:11 am
Tariq Lamptey of Brighton and Hove Albion receives medical treatment during the Premier League match between Fulham and Brighton & Hove Albion at Craven Cottage on December 16, 2020.

Brighton & Hove Albion's hopes of securing their Premier League status for another season look to have been dealt a real blow.

That’s because full-back Tariq Lamptey has been reportedly ruled out following surgery on a hamstring injury.

A hamstring tear suffered in mid-December saw the 20-year-old's season stopped in its tracks following an impressive start to the campaign for the former Chelsea man.

Of course, Brighton & Hove Albion fans were quick to react to the news on social media – here’s what Seagulls supporters said on Twitter:

@ryanadsett: “First March, now Lamptey, and possibly Webster out till the end of the season. 3 of our starting defenders out... not to mention the fact they’re all vital going forward too. Gutted.”

@blokefromthebn1: “Suspect if we get relegated he's played his last game for us. But that's not going to happen so looking forward to seeing him next season.”

@grantmward14: “Saw that coming. Veltman is a great replacement though. Just lack his burst of pace coming forwards.”

@dylanwhxtbreadx: “Announce Relegation.”

@WalterE66667767: “He'll rip up the Championship.”

@OllieMover: “Hate to say it but I saw this coming months ago I guess this also confirms that he will be our player next season which is 1 positive.”

Indeed, Lamptey was linked with a move to Arsenal before the injury setback, and Gunners fans were also quick to react to the news:

@Umpteenthgooner: “More reason to forget him as genuine Bellerin replacement.”

@rashcist: “He will be in time to play for Arsenal's pre-season games.”

@dennisglenister: “Played his last game then. See you at arsenal next season.”

@Call_Me_Daniels: “Welcome to Arsenal then.”

@AFCThomas_: “Injury prone player so obviously we will look to sign him.”

@ba_L_A: “Gutted his season is over. See you at N5 in the summer Tariq. Should be fit for pre-season.”

@AFC_Ryan__: “People get linked to Arsenal and get injured I swear we're cursed