‘Oh it’s a nightmare’: Arsenal said Arteta now has a ‘nightmare situation’ with a £38m player

Alan Brazil says Jurrien Timber’s cruciate ligament injury is a ‘nightmare’ for Mikel Arteta’s Arsenal.

The news Arsenal fans didn’t want to hear is Jurrien Timber, one of their standout summer signings, who picked up a long-term injury before he could get his engine going.

The versatile defender looked so good in the games he played that former striker Alan Brazil called it a “heavy blow,” he said talkSPORT (08/17/23 at 6:50 am).

Given the nature of the injury, it likely means Arsenal fans won’t see their £38million signing (Sky Sports) again this season – Alex Zinchenko reacted to the news.

Even if Timber does return by the end of the campaign, given the nature of these injuries, he will be half done and nowhere near his best.

However, when Brazil found out about the Timber blow, this is how he reacted.

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“Arsenal defender Timber will have knee surgery,” Brazil said. “Oh, it’s a nightmare. It’s a huge blow to Arteta and the Gunners.

“Even though Manchester City just lost de Bruyne, didn’t they?!”

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Are Arsenal getting Timber replacements?

Mikel Arteta and company have a big decision to make as Timber should be a big part of the team this season.

And rather than looking from the inside out, it appears Arsenal are trying to land someone via the transfer market, with claims they will be pushing for Manchester United target Benjamin Pavard, who has fallen out of favor at Bayern Munich.

Yes, Manchester City have lost Kevin de Bruyne but he will be back by 2024 and Pep Guardiola has millions and millions of talent on the bench so he can afford to lose even a key player like the Belgium star while Arsenal simply is tipping.

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