• Dutch defender suffers anterior cruciate ligament injury
  • Timber expected to be out ‘for a period of time’

Arsenal have confirmed that new signing Jurrien Timber faces a prolonged spell on the sidelines after suffering an injury to his anterior cruciate ligament.

The Netherlands defender joined from Ajax this summer for a initial £34.3m but was limped off on his Premier League debut in Saturday’s 2-1 win over Nottingham Forest. A statement from Arsenal on Wednesday confirmed that he would require knee surgery.

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