Even before the start of the season, Arsenal players have started picking up injuries but the Emirates side still have the transfer market to strengthen the squad where necessary.
Reports emerged yesterday that Mertesacker sustained a knee injury that will keep him on the sideline for up to six month. This report has now been confirmed by Arsene Wenger who said:
“We have bad news for Per Mertesacker,” Wenger said at a news conference in San Jose, California. “He finished the game [vs Lens] and had a little pain in his knee. And he found out the next day that it was much more serious than expected. He had surgery yesterday Mondayin Germany and it all went well.”
Asked when he expected to see the 31-year-old back on the field, Wenger replied: “I don’t know. A few months, but I don’t know how many exactly.”
This means Arsenal are left with inexperienced Rob Holding and Calum Chambers with potends danger to Arsenal’s title ambition.
It is left to be seen if Wenger will sign a player for this lose.