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Highly-rated Arsenal youngster Xavier Amaechi has been dealt a crushing injury blow as he looks set for an extended spell on the sidelines.
The tricky winger had been tipped for big things ahead of the new era at Arsenal under Unai Emery but has seen his progress brought to a halt after sustaining a serious foot injury.
Amaechi has established himself as one of Arsenal’s most promising young players in recent times and enjoyed a positive start to the new season.
However, as reported by Football London, the 17-year-old’s injury is to a more serious extent than what was first anticipated, with Amaechi now unlikely to return before the turn of the year.
The promising forward player picked up the foot problem during the recent international break, as he trained in the England Under-18s setup.
However, Amaechi will now be forced to sit out of action for a period of time, with his rehabilitation undoubtedly already underway.