Arsenal’s Granit Xhaka out for THREE MONTHS after scans show ‘significant knee injury’ picked up during win against Tottenham in huge blow to Mikel Arteta’s side
- Granit Xhaka picked up a knee ligament injury in the win against Tottenham
- The Arsenal midfielder was pictured in a right knee brace online on Tuesday
- Scans have now revealed that the Swiss will be out for at least three months
- Mikel Arteta had only just seen Xhaka return from a three-match suspension
Arsenal ‘s Granit Xhaka will be out for at least three months after scans showed the midfielder picked up a ‘significant knee injury’ on Sunday.
The Swiss playmaker picked up the injury in the North London derby victory against Tottenham, with concerned team-mates surrounding the 29-year-old.
Having been seen in a brace on his right knee on Instagram on Tuesday, scans have revealed that Xhaka has picked up a significant injury to his medial knee ligament, with the club aiming to get him back to match fitness by January in a blow to Mikel Arteta’s plans.
Arsenal ‘s Granit Xhaka will be out for at least three months after he picked up a knee injury
The Switzerland international went off injured during Arsenal ‘s 3-1 win over Tottenham
Xhaka was pictured on Instagram on Tuesday wearing a knee brace on his right leg (above)
He sustained the injury after being fouled by Lucas Moura in the build-up to Tottenham’s only goal of the game.
A 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.
The news will come as a blow to Mikel Arteta following the huge victory at the weekend
‘Everyone at the club will now be supporting and working hard with Granit to get him back on the pitch as soon as possible.’
Xhaka had only just returned from a three-match suspension for a red card against Manchester City in August, so this latest news will be a massive setback for him and the Arsenal squad.
Arteta will have to prepare for the foreseeable future without Xhaka, starting with a trip to Brighton this Saturday.
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