Arsenal 'fear Jurrien Timber could be out for MONTHS with serious knee injury' after £34m signing limped off on debut | The Sun

ARSENAL are reportedly fearing that Jurrien Timber could be sidelined for MONTHS after limping off on his debut.

The £34million defender was forced off during his first Premier League appearance after suffering a knee injury.

Timber, 22, took a couple of blows in the match, but it was in the second half that it was confirmed that he could not continue.

The Daily Mail have reported that the defender has been undergoing "various tests to assess the extent of the damage".

The report then claims that Timber may have suffered "a significant knee ligament injury".

It's suggested that as a result of the injury the Dutchman could be sidelined for months instead of only weeks.


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However, the report adds that fears about whether Timber has damaged his ACL or not are unconfirmed.

Regardless, manager Mikel Arteta will be disappointed with the news as he had been happy with how the defender had adapted to North London since his move from Ajax.

Timber was the club's second signing of the summer following Kai Havertz's arrival from Chelsea.

He was supposed to provide the club with versatility across the defence with his ability to play at centre-back, right-back as well as defensive midfield.

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The ace's skill set was on show during the 2-1 win over Nottingham Forest on the weekend as he started the game at left-back.

How Arsenal could line-up without Timber

With Timber out for the foreseeable, Arteta may be forced to turn to Takehiro Tomiyasu who could fill into the role although Oleksandr Zinchenko should be available after returning from injury himself.

Or the Spaniard could recall Scottish international Kieran Tierney to fill in at left-back.

Arsenal's next outing in the Premier League comes against Crystal Palace at Selhurst Park.

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