Jurrien Timber injury update: Latest news from Mikel Arteta on Arsenal’s new signing

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Arsenal’s new signing Jurrien Timber went off injured during his Premier League debut against Nottingham Forest as the Gunners were dealt a blow.

The Dutchman was injured in a challenge late in the first half but he reappeared for the second half.

But the summer signing from Ajax didn’t last much longer.

Timber went down and received treatment on what looked like his right knee before coming off as the versatile defender was playing at left back and had settled in very well.

Takehiro Tomiyasu, also a right back, came on and replaced Timber.

Mikel Arteta will be sweating on the fitness of Timber as he was brought as someone who can play at center back, right back, left back and even in midfield which gives Arsenal plenty of extra flexibility.

Latest injury update on Timber

The Arsenal boss provided an update on the fitness of Timber after the game and said that the team doctor told him that Timber was okay to come out and play in the second half.

That had led to a little bit of confusion as clearly Timber was 100 percent fit and ready to get back out there.

“The physio and the doctors looked at him and were happy to continue. Straight away in the second half, he made a movement and it felt funny. We will have to assess him,” Arteta told reporters.

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