Arsenal find out how long key man will be out injured

Arsenal will be without Granit Xhaka for the next three months after consultation over his Sunday injury confirmed it was a significant one.

The midfielder had suffered the injury just before Tottenham scored their only goal of the game in the 3-1 win.

He was seen with braces on his legs yesterday, which made some Arsenal fans fear he would be out for long.

The club has now confirmed that he suffered serious damage to his medial knee ligament.

Consultation with a specialist confirmed he wouldn’t need to undergo surgery, but he will start his rehab now and is set to miss at least three months of action.

The midfielder has the support of everyone at the club and they will look to get him back to full fitness as soon as possible.

The club statement read: ‘Further to injuring his right knee during Sunday’s match against Tottenham Hotspur, assessments and scans have confirmed that Granit Xhaka suffered a significant injury to his medial knee ligament.

‘A specialist consultation took place in London on Tuesday evening which has determined that Granit does not require surgery. 

‘Granit’s recovery and rehabilitation programme will start immediately and we are aiming for him to be back in action in approximately three months.

‘Everyone at the club will now be supporting and working hard with Granit to get him back on the pitch as soon as possible.’

In his absence, the Gunners will hope a midfield partnership between Thomas Partey and Albert Sambi Lokonga will continue to help them win as many matches as possible before the Switzerland captain returns.

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17 Comments

  1. When he comes back he’d struggle to get back to his feet just like any other player at arsenal. Wish him a quick recovery thou am not his fan

  2. if I was him, I would think about my future and get surgery, even if it’s not recommended by the club doc, then take the full year to recover, so that he will be fully healthy and have no more potential pockmarks on his resume come the summer transfer season…just saying, as a friend of course

    1. I can hear some pitchforks being sharpened TRVL 😂
      You might even be called a FF for saying such a thing .
      Me personally believe this gives us the perfect opportunity to see Artetas signings and not one of wengers who 99% of the fan base wanted sold. Anyway .
      Over to you mr Arteta.

      1. I yearn for any and all opportunities to defend any position I put forth and I certainly don’t mind being bestowed with the FF moniker along the way…as my Grandpappy used to say don’t bring a pitchfork to a gun fight

        as you have already stated, I likewise hope this provides us with ample opportunities to see what our “bench’ is made of, so long as Partey can remain at full health…maybe this will lead to a much-needed shift in our overly static tactical approach, which is what should be in the offing during a “rebuild” year anyways

  3. I wish Xhaka a speedy reco from what seemed an innocuous injury at the time.
    It astounds me that any “fan” would welcome an injury to any of The Arsenal players, especially one who the current and two previous managers deemed so important to their teams.
    Time for AMN, ASL and ME to step up to the plate and show their worth.

  4. One of Granit Xhaka’s strengths was his lack of injury during his career, particularly at Arsenal, and his high availability for selection. Now he too has fallen prey to injury. It will be interesting to see how deep the impact of his absense will be and the impact on Arteta’s selection options. Lokonga and AMN now have opportunities.

  5. Arsenal key man? We are where we are because of heaping praise to under performers. Maybe it’s a blessing in disguise

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