Flamini will be sitting out some crucial ties for the club.
There is some bad news for Arsenal ahead of what could prove to be a tough run-in for the club as midfielder Mathieu Flamini is ruled out for three weeks.
Arsenal midfielder Mathieu Flamini could be out for three weeks with a groin injury suffered against Crystal Palace http://t.co/ZxI5nHovg9
— BBC Sport (@BBCSport) October 28, 2013
The Frenchman picked up a groin strain within the first 10 minutes of the Gunners’ 0-2 win over Crystal Palace on Saturday and it turns out that the 29-year-old has torn the muscle.
This means that Flamini is likely to miss the League Cup tie with Chelsea on Tuesday, the Premier League matches with Liverpool and Manchester United and the Champions League return leg with Borussia Dortmund.
Many have said that this tough period of fixtures for the north London side will test whether the strong start Arsene Wenger’s team have made to the current campaign can be sustained.
This is going to be all the more difficult without Flamini available as well, with the defensive midfielder greatly impressing after returning to the Emirates Stadium from AC Milan this summer following a four year absence.
The France international has provided cover for the defence that has been lacking in the team over the past few years and it has also given creative players such as Mesut Ozil, Aaron Ramsey and Jack Wilshere a freer reign.
Wenger will now be looking to vice-captain Mikel Arteta to step up into the role left by Flamini – although the Spaniard will also miss the Blues tie through suspension.
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