Jurrien Timber injury update: Arsenal’s new signing suffers serious knee injury

Arsenal defeated Nottingham Forest 2-1 on Saturday to get their 2023–24 Premier League season off to a strong start.

At the Emirates Stadium, goals from Eddie Nketiah and Bukayo Saka gave the North Londoners all three points, but the game had one significant drawback. Jurrien Timber, a summer acquisition, was clutching his knee as he limped off the field in the second half due to that injury.

The extent of the Dutch international’s problem is yet unknown, and Mikel Arteta is hopeful that the player won’t need to sit out for an extended amount of time.

Arsenal have now confirmed that Timber sustained a knee injury and they await scans to discover the extent of the issue he has been dealt.

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The club have said: “Further to his substitution during our match against Nottingham Forest on Saturday, Jurrien has received extensive assessments and scans which have confirmed he has sustained an injury to his right knee.

Jurrien will undergo a further detailed assessment and review with a consultant in the coming days to assess the full extent of the injury, in order to determine the next steps.

“A further update will be provided in due course. Everyone at the club will be focused on supporting Jurrien at this time.”

According to reports, Timber had scans on the injury on Monday and is still being evaluated.

There are worries that the issue might be significant. However, because knee problems often take longer to diagnose than other injuries, Arsenal are cautious about drawing any hasty judgments about the severity of the problem.