Injury, Arteta Absent Predicted Two Weeks
London – Bad news for Arsenal. One of the flagship players in midfield, Mikel Arteta, is expected to miss at least two weeks because of an ankle injury.
Arteta suffered the injury while playing for Arsenal in the first leg of their Champions League playoff at home to Besiktas on Wednesday (20/8) pm dawn, which is ending in a 0-0 draw.
The Spanish nationality players must be pulled out in the second half after getting a tackle from an opponent striker, Demba Ba. Known, Arteta ankle sprain is severe enough.
Guardian reported that the injuries were Arteta has been ruled out when the ‘Gunner’ face Everton (23/8) and the return match Besiktas counter (28/8). Although it will undergo a scan again on this day, but he mentioned will not graze until after the international break next month.
Especially against Besiktas, Arteta injury certainly makes quite worried manager Arsene Wenger. In the match determination to qualify for the group stages of the Champions League, the Gunners also not be confirmed Aaron Ramsey after receiving two yellow cards.
Even so, the German trio Arsenal; Lukas Podolski, Mesut Ozil, and Per Mertesacker was able to play again after returning from the break after the World Cup.
“It would be great to be reinforced by them, and it will make our squad stronger,” said Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere. “We knew it would be an important game and we should treat it that way.”
“But now we have to face Everton first, and never easy to play on their home turf.”