According to De Telegraaf, Arsenal’s new acquisition Jurriën Timber is expected to be out of action for months due to an anterior cruciate ligament injury. Last month the 22-year-old defender completed a dream transfer from Ajax to Arsenal, with the North London club paying €45m for the Dutchman. Now, after playing just 50 minutes of Premier League football, Timber is expected to be unavailable for months.
On Saturday, Timber made his Premier League debut for Arsenal against Nottingham Forest. After a solid first half, with Arsenal 2-0 up, Timber had to be taken off. The 15-time Netherlands international looked to be in a lot of discomfort, and now we know the severity of the injury. Jurriën Timber could be out for months with more medical examinations to follow.
Timber spent four seasons in the Ajax first team before making the move to London. In total he played 121 times for the Amsterdam club, winning two Eredivisie titles and one KNVB Cup. Immediately after joining Arsenal, he lifted his first trophy in English football. Arsenal beat Manchester City on penalties to lift the Community Shield. For now, Mikel Arteta will have to make do with other options in defence.