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Important Arsenal player suffers injury setback according to journalist

Jurrien Timber has suffered a setback as he is recovering from his ACL injury

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Arsenal defender Jurrien Timber has suffered a setback as he is recovering from his anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injury.

The Dutch defender joined Arsenal from Ajax in the summer for £38 million and was injured on his Premier League debut against Nottingham Forest in August. With Timber injured and has missed a large chunk of the season, Arsenal are in the market for a defensive reinforcement.

According to journalist Ben Jacobs GiveMeSport, Arsenal have suffered a setback in Timber’s recovery process, indicating a potential delay in his return timeline due to injury concerns.

Discussing Timber’s injury setback, Jacobs remarked, “It’s a fluid situation indeed. Suffering an ACL injury after just one competitive game for Arsenal is incredibly unfortunate. Timber’s arrival carried significant expectations, and his return to fitness will be crucial for Arsenal’s plans.”

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Initial reports suggested an optimistic return around early April, but recent developments indicate a possible delay in his recovery, extending into the summer. This delay has raised doubts about Timber’s participation in the upcoming Euros, considering the substantial duration he will have spent away from competitive football, regardless of his fitness.

Mikel Arteta anticipated adjusting the squad in Timber’s absence, acknowledging the challenges posed by the defender’s injury. Despite the team’s commendable performance without Timber, questions linger about the potential impact he could have had if fit for the entire season, leaving a sense of missed opportunity for the Gunners.

Jurrien Timber was signed to cover different positions for Arsenal. He was primarily deployed as a centre back during his time at Ajax, but was seen as a cover at right back, left back and centre back by Mikel Arteta. He played on the left in the FA Community Shield win over Manchester City at Wembley and would have added quality depth to the team if not for his injury.

Arsenal have been linked with defensive targets ahead of the January transfer window to cover for Timber’s injury who was expected to play a part this season. But it seems the Gunners will have to make do without the Dutchman this season with the latest setback on his recovery.

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