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Arsenal's Gibbs facing short lay-off

Published: Thursday 28 October 2010, 18.44CET
Arsenal FC full-back Kieran Gibbs will be on the sidelines for several weeks because of a knee ligament injury he sustained during the League Cup victory at Newcastle United FC.
Arsenal's Gibbs facing short lay-off
Kieran Gibbs is a new name on the Arsenal casualty list ©Getty Images
 
 
 
Published: Thursday 28 October 2010, 18.44CET

Arsenal's Gibbs facing short lay-off

Arsenal FC full-back Kieran Gibbs will be on the sidelines for several weeks because of a knee ligament injury he sustained during the League Cup victory at Newcastle United FC.

Arsenal FC manager Arsène Wenger has confirmed that defender Kieran Gibbs will be out for "a few weeks" after picking up a knee ligament injury on Wednesday.

The left-back was forced off after 18 minutes of Arsenal's League Cup tie at Newcastle United FC – which the Gunners won 4-0 to reach the quarter-finals – but the initial diagnosis is promising for the newly capped England international. "It is a medial knee ligament strain," said Wenger. "It needs to be checked on the scan but it will be a few weeks."

The 21-year-old has appeared once in both the Premier League and the UEFA Champions League this term. The north London club's next European date is away to FC Shakhtar Donetsk on 3 November, when they can confirm their progress to the knockout stages by extending their 100% record into a fourth match.

Last updated: 04/01/11 7.02CET

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