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Jurrien Timber to miss six months of action after undergoing surgery

Arsenal defender Jurrien Timber will undergo knee surgery on an anterior cruciate ligament injury and will be out for six months.

The Dutch international joined from Ajax this summer and made his competitive debut against Nottingham Forest on the opening weekend of the Premier League season. 

However, Timber was forced to exit the pitch during the second half due to the devastating knee injury.

The medical team has confirmed that Timber’s surgery is imminent, and he faces a long road back to first-team action.

The blow is particularly hard for the Gunners, as they hoped Timber would play a significant role in the team this season.

Arsenal face a dilemma as they ponder their options in the transfer market. 

With a demanding season ahead, Timber’s absence has left them contemplating reinforcements to ensure they are not left short-staffed in critical matches. 

The club’s supporters are anxious to see how the managerial team will recalibrate their plans to navigate this unexpected obstacle.

There are rumours that Arsenal have asked Manchester City to hold off selling Joao Cancelo to Barcelona.

After falling out with manager Pep Guardiola, the right-back is surplus to requirements for the Premier League champions.

Cancelo went on loan to Bayern Munich for the second half of last season but did not impress them enough to keep him permanently.

Barca emerged as a contender for his signature this summer, but Arsenal reportedly want him now following Timber’s injury. 

However, it remains unclear whether City will be open to strengthening Arsenal with another player after the Gabriel Jesus and Oleksandr Zinchenko transfers.

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