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Martin Odegaard reacts in wake of bad news from Arsenal camp today

Arsenal midfielder Martin Odegaard has sent a message of support for Granit Xhaka in wake of his injury layoff.

The Switzerland international has been ruled out for up to three months after suffering a knee injury in the derby win over Spurs.

An accidental collision with Lucas Moura left Xhaka on the ground and in pain.

He limped off in the 82nd minute, with Albert Sambi Lokonga taking his place.

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The 29-year-old left the stadium with a knee brace on his right leg, and Mikel Arteta warned “it doesn’t look very positive”.

Now, the Arsenal media team has confirmed that Xhaka suffered a significant injury to his medial knee ligament.

“A specialist consultation took place in London on Tuesday evening which has determined that Granit does not require surgery,” they wrote.

“Granit’s recovery and rehabilitation programme will start immediately.

“We are aiming for him to be back in action in approximately three months.”

Odegaard took to Instagram with the following message for Xhaka:

On Sunday, Xhaka was playing his first game back following his suspension.

He had completed a three-match ban for his red card in the Manchester City defeat.

In addition, Switzerland have lost their captain for their upcoming World Cup qualifiers in October and November.

The Swiss take on Northern Ireland and Lithuania next month, before locking horns with Italy and Bulgaria in November.

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