Gunners full-back Oleksandr Zinchenko will be sidelined for about two weeks after suffering a calf muscle injury during training.
Since joining the Gunners from Manchester City in the summer, the Ukrainian star has been a revelation. He has been one of the team’s most crucial and outstanding players in their strong start to the season while playing as an inverted full-back.
Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta, on the other hand, will have to do without him for at least one club match after the Ukraine national team confirmed he will miss their upcoming international games.
“The midfielder of the national team Oleksandr Zinchenko, unfortunately, will not be able to help the blue-yellow during the September matches UEFA Nations League 2022/2023,” a statement reads.
“The player of the London side Arsenal suffered a calf muscle injury during training at the club, which will require about two weeks for treatment and recovery.
“Oleksandr immediately personally informed the head coach of the Ukrainian national team, Oleksandr Petrakov, of the unfortunate news by calling him.”
However, suppose complications arise, and he is sidelined for an extended period of time. In that case, it will be a major issue for the club as October approaches and is a very busy month.