Ainsley Maitland-Niles ruled out for six to eight weeks

Arsenal Ainsley Maitland-Niles

GETTY Arsenal ace Ainsley Maitland Niles has suffered a fracture to his left leg

Ahead of manager Unai Emery's pre-match press confernce, the medial department issued a statement which entailed the recovery timetable of all their injured player.

Arsenal will have to make do without the services of Ainsley Maitland-Niles and Carl Jenkinson for upto two months after the club on Thursday revealed that the duo had suffered injuries.

Maitland-Niles limped off the pitch in the first-half of Arsenal's 2-0 Premier League opening day defeat to the reigning champions and now doctors have confirmed that he has suffered a "small fracture" to his left calf bone.

The 20-year-old versatile starlet will miss six to eight weeks after fracturing his left fibula, Arsenal have confirmed.

Wantaway full-back Carl Jenkinson is also now absent due to injury after picking up "a significant sprain to his right ankle".

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That will likely mean the 26-year-old will not be leaving on loan to a Championship club this summer.

It is a boost for the Gunners who have lost the two left backs to injury with Kolasinac set to be on the sidelines for two months with a knee injury as well as Niles.

Arsenal also said captain Laurent Koscielny is now expected back in training in November, with earlier estimates having aimed for a December return.

Emery selected the Maitland-Niles at the problem position of left-back, given both his senior options - Nacho Monreal and Sead Kolasinac were absent.

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