Arsenal’s recent acquisition, Jurrien Timber, is facing a setback due to a knee injury that will require surgery, the Premier League club announced on Wednesday. The Dutch international, secured for 40 million euros ($43.68 million) from Ajax Amsterdam just last month, sustained the injury during Arsenal’s victorious season opener against Nottingham Forest.
During the match, Timber had to leave the field in the first half while clutching the back of his knee. Arsenal provided details about his injury, stating that he suffered damage to his anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee. The club’s statement outlined Timber’s upcoming surgical procedure and the subsequent period of recovery and rehabilitation he will undergo.
The club expressed their dedication to Timber’s recovery, emphasizing the collaboration between their medical team and the entire organization to ensure a successful rehabilitation process. While this injury is a setback for the promising Dutch defender, Arsenal remains committed to supporting Timber’s recuperation and eventual return to playing action.