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Jurrien Timber return date revealed

A new date has been revealed for the potential return of Jurrien Timber from his ACL injury.

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Arsenal have encountered setbacks this season due to injuries sidelining key players for prolonged periods. One such player on the road to recovery is Jurrien Timber, with an anticipated return date now clearer.

The Dutch talent began his stint at Arsenal impressively, showcasing his skills at left-back during preseason and notably standing out in the FA Community Shield triumph against Manchester City.

However, his Premier League debut against Nottingham Forest in August was cut short due to an unfortunate injury, later confirmed by the club as an anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injury, a setback threatening to sideline him for the entire season.

Encouraging news has emerged regarding his recovery, with indications suggesting Timber is set to make a comeback in March.

Sami Mokbel, the Chief Football Writer at the Daily Mail, reported, “Jurrien Timber’s recovery from an ACL injury is progressing well, with a targeted return in March.”

It hasn’t been ruled out that the defender could return to action in late February, however as it stands a March return date is the latest Jurrien Timber is expected back on the pitch.

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Arsenal manager, Mikel Arteta previously commended Timber’s dedication during his rehabilitation, stating, “He’s making great strides. Despite a significant injury, his progress is commendable at this stage. His work ethic is truly satisfying to witness every day. However, his absence will still be felt for an extended period.”

Commenting on Timber’s pace of recovery, Arteta added, “The initial steps in recovery are crucial, involving extensive work on the knee to regain mobility and strength.”

While Timber’s progress towards return brings optimism, Arsenal faces fresh injury concerns with Oleksandr Zinchenko encountering a calf injury, potentially sidelining the defender for several weeks.

In more positive news for Arsenal, Thomas Partey is on the brink of a comeback. Having been omitted from Ghana’s final squad for the Africa Cup of Nations, the midfielder is eyeing a return by the end of January, which will be a huge boost for Mikel Arteta.

Partey, absent since October due to a thigh injury, has recently begun training in doors as he nears a return to action.

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