Arteta reveals defender’s injury will force Arsenal into the transfer market

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Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta has revealed that the injury to Jurrien Timber may force the North London club into the transfer market as they seek a replacement for the injured defender.

Jurrien Timber joined Arsenal from Ajax this summer and made his Premier League debut in the 2-1 win over Nottingham Forest at Emirates Stadium. However, the 23-year-old did not finish the game due to an ACL injury which the club, after a scan, has revealed will need surgery and will see him out of action for a while.

Jurrien Timber is one of Arsenal’s summer deals which saw them bring in Kai Havertz from Chelsea, Declan Rice from West Ham United, the Dutchman from Ajax, and David Raya from Brentford on loan. Meanwhile, Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta has said Timber’s injury is a huge blow.

“Huge blow, Especially for him after just joining the club. We recruited him with clear intentions, and what he was bringing to the team was evident. I’m thinking more about the resources in the team to do what we want to do. But it’s true he was giving us a lot on both sides. We are always open [to making a new signing], and we have to be open as well to the injuries but also to react to the market.” Arteta said.

Arsenal will have to depend on the players left in the team, like Gabriel, Ben White, Takehiro Tomiyasu, and Kieran Tierney, amongst others, although Tierney has been linked with a move away from the club, with Arteta saying that he is still a part of the team irrespective.

Arsenal will continue their premier league campaign with a game away to Crystal Palace at Selhurst Park on Monday. All the games in the match week 23/24 Premier League season Nottingham Forest and Sheffield on Friday, while Saturday’s fixtures will see Liverpool host Bournemouth, Brighton travel to Wolves, Fulham v Brentford, Tottenham will host Manchester United while City host Newcastle United.

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