Arsenal star Ainsley Maitland Niles set to be out for eight weeks

Arsenal star Ainsley Maitland Niles set to be out for eight weeks

- Arsenal star Ainsley Niles is now expected to be out of action for close to 8 weeks

- The Englishman sustained an injury in the Gunners' home defeat against Manchester City

- Maitland Niles is believed to have sustained a small fracture to his left fibula

Premier League giants Arsenal have suffered a blow following the injury to their star player Ainsley Maitland-Niles who now face six to eight weeks on the sidelines.

The 20-year-old Englishman limped out of the Gunners' opening day defeat to Manchester City and the club have now confirmed he sustained a small fracture to his left fibula.

Against Manchester City, Ainsley Maitland-Niles deputized for left-back Sead Kolasinac who is also injured and will return in October this year.

Arsenal star Ainsley Maitland Niles set to be out for eight weeks

Arsenal star Ainsley Maitland Niles set to be out for eight weeks (photo: Getty

Meanwhile, Nacho Monreal is back in full training and should be fit for Arsenal's trip to Chelsea on Saturday, August 18, according to the report by Mirror UK.

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Earlier, NAIJ.com had reported how Premier League champions Manchester City began their 2018/19 campaign with a 2-0 victory over Arsenal at the Emirates in a Super Sunday match.

Englishman Raheem Sterling scored the first goal for the Citizens before Bernardo Silva netted the winning goal for Pep Guardiola's side in the 64th minute as Unai Emery began his reign at Arsenal with a defeat.

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