David Luiz faces a spell on the sidelines after present process a “small process” on his proper knee.
The 33-year-old was absent from Arsenal’s 3-0 defeat towards Liverpool on Saturday with a knee drawback however did play the complete 90 minutes when the Gunners drew 3-3 with West Ham earlier than the worldwide break.
Arsenal confirmed Luiz might be unavailable within the “upcoming weeks” after present process surgical procedure on Sunday morning.
“The process has been a hit and David is now again at dwelling rehabilitating,” an Arsenal assertion mentioned.
“He’ll have the ability to return to day by day assist and restoration with our medical crew on the coaching centre within the coming days.
“David is predicted to be again to full health and obtainable for choice within the upcoming weeks.”
Arsenal’s preparations for Thursday’s Europa League quarter-final first leg towards Slavia Prague suffered a separate setback as Kieran Tierney was withdrawn earlier than half-time towards Liverpool with a knee drawback.
Tierney is a doubt for that match and supervisor Mikel Arteta confirmed they don’t but know the severity of the damage.
Arteta mentioned: “He felt one thing in his knee and he was in ache so it appears like he might be injured, however we do not know for the way lengthy.”
Arteta apologised for Arsenal’s insipid efficiency towards Liverpool, admitting his gamers ought to have misplaced by an even bigger margin.
Liverpool have been again to their scintillating finest on the Emirates Stadium as they dominated Arsenal and secured a 3-0 win courtesy of two objectives from substitute Diogo Jota both facet of a Mohamed Salah strike.
Arteta informed Sky Sports activities: “We fully deserved to lose the sport. They have been higher in each division and deserved to win the sport with the margin that they had, or much more. I settle for accountability for the best way we performed immediately.
“In the intervening time I’m in shock. I did not count on that due to the best way the crew educated.”