Premier League title contenders Arsenal have already suffered a massive blow in the early doors of the 2023-24 campaign after learning that star summer signing Jurriën Timber has suffered an ACL rupture.
The 22-year-old Dutch international was a key addition this summer as the Gunners looked to further close the gap to growing domestic rivals Manchester City, while also adding Champions League experience despite his tender age.
But per reports from multiple sources, Timber could be now facing months on the treatment table, with scope to suggest that he could miss nearly the entire 2023-24 season as a whole.
Football.London’s Tom Canton interviews the highly reputable Doctor and physical therapy specialist Rajpal Brar in the aftermath of the growing concerns surrounding the injury that was suffered in the Gunners’ 2-1 win over Nottingham Forest at the Emirates on Saturday, with Brar suggesting that if indeed he did suffer an ACL injury, it could mean that Timber would miss between 7-9 months.
In that light, Arsenal could now navigate the summer transfer market once again to source a solution, with the possibility of previous links to RB Leipzig’s Mohamed Simakan offering a potential solution.
Still, with Timber set for such a critical role for Arsenal on all fronts this season, and the long-term issues that so often surround ACL issues, both the club and the player will be hoping for the best possible recovery.