Arsenal’s Granit Xhaka ruled out for three months after suffering knee injury against Tottenham

Granit Xhaka of Arsenal celebrates his goal at the Emirates Stadium
Granit Xhaka of Arsenal celebrates his goal at the Emirates Stadium -

Arsenal confirmed in an official statement that former club captain Granit Xhaka would spend up to three months on the treatment table after sustaining a knee injury during their clash against Tottenham. The Gunners ran out 3-1 victors in the North London derby, surpassing Spurs in the Premier League points table.

While Arsenal thoroughly stamped their authority on a meek Tottenham side, Xhaka proved to be an unnecessary casualty on their side. The Swiss midfielder was caught limping off the pitch after colliding with opposition player Lucas Moura. 

An official announcement regarding the matter was issued by the club on Wednesday, stating, 

“Further to injuring his right knee during Sunday’s match against Tottenham Hotspur, assessments and scans have confirmed that Granit Xhaka suffered a significant injury to his medial knee ligament.”

“Granit’s recovery and rehabilitation programme will start immediately, and we are aiming for him to be back in action in approximately three months.”

The 29-year-old midfielder was unfortunate enough to have been ruled out in his first outing since the conclusion of his three-match ban. Xhaka had received his marching orders in the Gunners’ humiliating defeat to Manchester City earlier this month.

Having recently recovered from the coronavirus, the Swiss international is expected to miss up to three months of football.