After Arteta gives Xhaka replace, evaluation hints at ligament injury

Lengthy absence incoming? After Arteta provides Granit Xhaka update, expert analysis hints at ligament damage


Regarding phrase surrounding the wellbeing of Arsenal midfielder Granit Xhaka has emerged on-line this night, on the again of his early exit from the North London Derby.

Arsenal 3-1 Tottenham

Xhaka and the remainder of Mikel Arteta’s squad turned their attentions again in the direction of issues within the Premier League a short while in the past.

After making it three wins from three throughout all competitions in ousting AFC Wimbledon from the EFL Cup, the Gunners welcomed arch rivals Spurs to the Emirates.

The 2 sides headed into proceedings amid altogether contrasting spells of kind, with Nuno’s guests contemporary off the again of a pair of successive 3-0 league defeats.

Lengthy absence incoming? After Arteta provides Granit Xhaka update, expert analysis hints at ligament damage

Tottenham head coach Nuno Espirito Santo (R) reacts subsequent to Rennes’ French head coach Bruno Genesio through the UEFA Europa Convention League Group G soccer match between Stade Rennais Soccer Membership (Rennes) and Tottenham at The Roazhon Park Stadium in Rennes, north-western France on September 16, 2021. (Photograph by Jean-Francois MONIER / AFP) (Photograph by JEAN-FRANCOIS MONIER/AFP by way of Getty Photographs)

And, when all was mentioned and accomplished within the English capital on Sunday, the motion performed out true to kind.

An explosive 20-minute spell through the first-half, which noticed them discover the online on no fewer than three events, finally proved sufficient to information Arsenal to all three factors.

Emile Smith Rowe, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Bukayo Saka have been the boys on course, with Heung-min Son’s late strike for Spurs having, in the long run, proved little greater than a comfort.

‘Fairly frightened’

As outlined above, although, amid an in any other case stellar night’s work, Arsenal have been additionally dealt an altogether regarding blow on Sunday.

This got here on the personnel entrance, when, ten minutes from time, Granit Xhaka was compelled off in evident ache, after being landed on in awkward vogue by Lucas Moura.

Mikel Arteta, talking throughout his post-match media duties, was inevitably drawn on the wellbeing of his Swiss midfield star, and went on to clarify:

‘Sadly he obtained harm and I’m fairly frightened as a result of it doesn’t look very optimistic for the time being.’

And if the following phrase on social media tonight is something to go by, then it seems that the Arsenal boss has good purpose to be involved.

As per Dr. Raipal Brar, a highly-regarded sports activities harm analyst, the character of the influence on Xhaka’s knee pointed in the direction of ‘very possible’ ligament injury, with a spell on the sidelines, in flip, wanting nearly assured:


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7 West Ham United 6 5 11
8 Aston Villa 6 2 10
9 Brentford FC 6 3 9
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