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Arteta ruled out for three weeks

13 Jan 2013 19:44:17

Arteta ruled out for three weeks

Arteta ruled out for three weeks Arsenal midfielder Mikel Arteta has been ruled out of action for three weeks with a calf strain. The 30-year-old Spaniard suffered the injury in training this week and missed the Gunners' 2-0 defeat by Manchester City on Sunday. Manager Arsene Wenger said: "He has a scan on Monday. He will be out for about three weeks. It's a calf strain. Arteta influence Mikel Arteta has scored four goals in 26 Arsenal appearances so far this season. "It is a blow because in midfield he gives us experience, stability and tactical knowledge. We will miss that." Wenger acknowledged Arteta's injury would add to the pressure to bring in new players before the transfer window closes at the end of the month. He added: "We are in the market, but to find players of the calibre of Arteta in January, I wish you good luck. "We try very hard, believe me. I don't want to talk specifically about names." French midfielder Abou Diaby returned from a three-month injury lay-off to replace Arteta in the Arsenal midfield. He lasted an hour before being replaced by Aaron Ramsey. Share this story Share this page print This story around the web Arteta injury blow for Arsenal Sporting Life 19 mins ago External Link Arteta ruled out for up to three weeks 35 mins ago External Link Arsenal Vs. Manchester City: Where To Watch Online Stream; Prediction, Preview And Team News International Business Times UK 4 hrs ago External Link English Premier League: Arsene Wenger could spend in January, but only on 'exceptional' talent Daily Record 51 hrs ago External Link Arsenal only want 'exceptional' players - Walcott yet to sign The Week UK 52 hrs ago External Link About these results More from Football Man Utd 2 - 1 Liverpool 13 Jan 2013 Premier League Arsenal 0 - 2 Man City 13 Jan 2013 Premier League Watch video Official sends players to £62 fans 13 Jan 2013 Premier League Watch video 'Intense' Man Utd win pleases Ferguson 13 Jan 2013 Man Utd Ferguson joy at beating Liverpool 13 Jan 2013 Man Utd Rodgers believes in Reds progress 13 Jan 2013 Liverpool Arteta ruled out for three weeks 13 Jan 2013 Arsenal Man City fans' ticket snub backed 13 Jan 2013 Premier League Services Mobile Interactive TV News Feeds Podcasts About BBC Sport News Sources Help & FAQs Editor's Blog BBC links Mobile siteTerms of UseAbout the BBC PrivacyBBC Help CookiesAccessibility Help Parental GuidanceContact Us BBC © 2013 The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. Read more. This page is best viewed in an up-to-date web browser with style sheets (CSS) enabled. While you will be able to view the content of this page in your current browser, you will not be able to get the full visual experience. Please consider upgrading your browser software or enabling style sheets (CSS) if you are able to do so.


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