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Massive blow! Arsenal CB ruled out for 4weeks ahead of Preston game with calf injury

Our biggest undoing in previous season have not been the absence of personally but mostly injuries have ruined our title ambitions.’

According to report, Arsenal captain Per Mertesacker has suffered an injury setback and will not be in line for a start in our FA Cup game against Preston North End.

The German defender returned to training in December after recovering from a knee injury that he suffered before the start of the season. Mertesacker was hoping to return to action in the New Year, but will have to postpone it by at least another month after suffering a calf problem during training.

However, Wenger reckons that its not a big issue but said he is likely to be out for at least one month.

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The French manager revealed that it was a minor problem, but owing to his lack of game time this season, he is expected to be out for at least four more weeks.

“No. He had a little calf problem. He’s on the pitch but not close. He’s still three or four weeks away, not more,” Wenger said ahead of the FA Cup third round clash, as quoted by Arsenal website.

The former Germany international will have his task cut out when he returns to the first-team as he is now fourth choice centre-back with Gabriel Paulista, Laurent Koscielny and Shkodran Mustafi ahead of him in the pecking order.

 

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