Arsenal's Arteta sidelined for three months due to ankle injury

London, Jan 16: Arsenal captain Mikel Arteta underwent ankle surgery and needs "approximately three months" to be back to action, the English Premier League club said.

Spanish midfielder Arteta Thursday removed a bony spur that was causing him discomfort from his left ankle, reports Xinhua.

File photo of Mikel Arteta (centre)

"The procedure went well and Mikel will now begin a period of rehabilitation which is expected to last approximately three months," Arsenal said.

Arteta has not played for the Gunners since damaging a calf in the 2-0 Champions League win at home to Borussia Dortmund Nov 26.


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