Arsenal have confirmed centre-back David Luiz went beneath the knife on Sunday after a knee damage brought on him to overlook the weekend’s 3-0 loss to Liverpool.
The Gunners had been utterly mauled by Jurgen Klopp’s defending champions, missing concepts at each ends of the sphere as they slumped to an emphatic defeat which left them tenth within the Premier League standings.
Supervisor Mikel Arteta shall be eager to see a right away response, however he must get that with out Luiz because the membership confirmed on their official web site that the Brazilian has undergone a ‘small process’ to deal with his difficulty.
“The process has been successful and David is now again at dwelling rehabilitating,” an announcement learn. “He’ll have the ability to return to each day assist and restoration with our medical crew on the coaching centre within the coming days.”
Luiz is clearly set for a spell on the sidelines, however due to the scale of the surgical procedure, he isn’t anticipated to be out for lengthy and Arsenal are hopeful that the veteran defender shall be out there within the coming weeks.
His involvement in each legs of the Europa League quarter-final with Slavia Prague, that are scheduled for April 8 and 15, seems in actual jeopardy, and Luiz may additionally miss Premier League clashes with Sheffield United, Fulham and Everton if he stays sidelined for the remainder of the month.
Luiz’s health is just not the one concern Arteta has to cope with. Left-back Kieran Tierney limped off within the Liverpool sport with a knee damage of his personal, after which the boss admitted he was uncertain of the severity.
“He felt one thing in his knee,” he stated. “He was in ache so it seems like he shall be injured however we do not understand how lengthy for.”
It was the Scot’s sixth sport again for the crew after coming back from a knee damage which he picked up in January, so Arteta shall be hoping that there is no such thing as a long-term difficulty which wants addressing.
The defeat leaves Arsenal down in tenth within the Premier League, 9 factors adrift of the highest 4 and 7 factors behind Tottenham in fifth.
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