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Thursday, August 16, 2018

Maitland-Niles facing two months out with broken leg

Arsenal could be without Ainsley Maitland-Niles for two months after his sustained a fractured left fibula against Manchester City.

Ainsley Maitland-Niles is set for up to eight weeks on the sidelines after Arsenal confirmed the youngster has suffered a fracture to his left fibula.
Maitland-Niles was selected by Unai Emery for the head coach's first Premier League game in charge but limped out of the action against Manchester City before half-time following a heavy collision with Kyle Walker.
In an injury update on their official website, Arsenal confirmed the incident left the 20-year-old with a "small fracture" that will mean a six-to-eight-week absence.
Emery selected the Maitland-Niles at the problem position of left-back, given both his senior options – Nacho Monreal and Sead Kolasinac were absent.
Club captain Laurent Koscielny is aiming for a November comeback after the Achilles surgery that ruled him out of France's World Cup triumph.
Carl Jenkinson is also out for six-to-eight weeks with a "significant" sprain to his right ankle.