Friday, September 29, 2023

Arsenal issue injury update on Jurrien Timber amid fears he’s set for lengthy spell out

Arsenal have confirmed Jurrien Timber has sustained a knee injury but have not revealed how long they expect him to be out for.

The defender was making his English top flight debut for the Gunners but lasted little more than half the game when he picked up a knee issue early in the second half.

Timber went down with a painful knee injury on Saturday

As a result he was forced off and now faces a long spell on the sidelinesGetty

Timber has been undergoing intensive tests, but the club have revealed he will need to undergo further tests to determine the extent of the injury.

But it’s feared the Dutchman will be facing a lengthy spell on the sidelines as a result.

A club statement read: “Further to his substitution during our match against Nottingham Forest on Saturday, Jurrien Timber has received extensive assessments and scans which have confirmed he has sustained an injury to his right knee.

“Jurrien will undergo a further detailed assessment and review with a consultant in the coming days to assess the full extent of the injury, in order to determine the next steps. A further update will be provided in due course.

“Everyone at the club will be focused on supporting Jurrien at this time.”

The 22-year-old only arrived in north London this summer, joining in a £40million deal from Ajax.

Timber was a key man for the Dutch giants last term, making 47 appearances across all competitions.

In total he’s made 121 appearances at first team level and will be praying that this injury blow doesn’t set him back too much.

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