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Aug
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Wednesday 27th
posted by Morning Star in Sport


Arsenal are waiting to discover the severity of Olivier Giroud’s foot injury but are already resigned to being without him for their Champions League second-leg qualifier against Besiktas tonight.

Giroud may be facing an extended spell on the sidelines after sustaining the damage in last weekend’s 2-2 draw with Everton, just seconds after heading the equaliser.

The 27-year-old Frenchman has undergone two scans and saw a specialist yesterday who will provide a time frame for his rehabilitation.

Manager Arsene Wenger refused to speculate on the extent of the damage amid reports that Giroud has broken a bone and could be out for two to three months.

“Olivier will not play against Besiktas. He will see a specialist and afterward we will make an announcement as to how long he’ll be out,” Wenger said.

“It can be (long term), we’ll see. I don’t know (if it’s broken). It’s sad for us, but for the moment we are focused on the game.”




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