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Arsenal have confirmed that Sead Kolasinac suffered a “significant” injury to his right shoulder in their 3-2 win over Everton on Sunday.
On their official website, the Gunners said he “will undergo further specialist assessments” this week to determine the extent of the problem.
Kolasinac started the match but had to be taken off after just 18 minutes.
The Bosnia and Herzegovina international, who missed three games in December with an ankle injury, suffered the injury when he landed heavily after a coming together with Everton’s Djibril Sidibe.
Simon Collings of the Evening Standard reported he could be out for over a month:
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Rough timescale is Kolasinac will unlikely be seen before international break next month.
Fortunately for the Gunners, Bukayo Saka has shone at left-back this season despite being a winger.
The 18-year-old assisted Arsenal’s first goal against the Toffees with an excellent cross:
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He has been an enormous source of creativity for the Gunners this season:
18-year-old Bukayo Saka has now registered 10 assists for Arsenal this season ?
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Double figures for assists for Saka this season. He has more assists in 2019/20 than Mo Salah, Bernardo Silva and David Silva, as well as every Tottenham, Chelsea and Man Utd player.
While Kolasinac’s injury is not ideal for Arsenal, it will at least allow Saka to continue gaining invaluable first-team experience in his absence.
What’s more, Kieran Tierney is also returning at the right time after he dislocated his shoulder in December.
Per the Gunners’ website, he is targeting a return to full training by the end of February.
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