Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has revealed that veteran midfielder Tomas Rosicky will be out for over two months after undergoing knee surgery.
The 34-year-old has not played since suffering an injury on international duty with Czech Republic, in their Euro 2016 qualifier against Iceland in June.
His agent Pavel Paska, claimed yesterday that Rosicky would be sidelined for between four and eight weeks, but Wenger fears that the layoff will be longer.
The Frenchman told the club’s official website: “Tomas has had surgery on his knee. His agent said he will be out for one or two months, but it will be longer. How long exactly, we don’t know yet.”
He also provided an updated on the fitness of England midfielder Jack Wilshere, who has missed the start of the season with a hairline fracture sustained in training.
Wenger added ahead of Sunday’s trip to Crystal Palace: “We said Jack would be out for four weeks, and he’s in the second week now so he’s on schedule.”
Rosicky, who has made 245 appearances for Arsenal since joining from Borussia Dortmund in 2006, signed a one-year contract extension at the Emirates Stadium in May.
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