Arsenal's midfilder, Granit Xhaka, has been ruled out for three months after an horrific injury in the 3-1 victory over Tottenham on Sunday.
A statement on The Gunners website on Wednesday revealed that the Switzerland international suffered a knee injury.
Xhaka was assisted off the pitch in the 82nd minute after a claytter with Spurs and Brazil forward, Lucas Moura left him groaning painfully on the turf.
"Further to injuring his right knee during Sunday’s match against Tottenham Hotspur, assessments and scans have confirmed that Granit Xhaka suffered a significant injury to his medial knee ligament," the statement said.
"A specialist consultation took place in London on Tuesday evening which has determined that Granit does not require surgery.
"Granit’s recovery and rehabilitation programme will start immediately and we are aiming for him to be back in action in approximately three months.
"Everyone at the club will now be supporting and working hard with Granit to get him back on the pitch as soon as possible."
Xhaka who recently returned from a three-match suspension following his red card against Manchester City had struggled with an ankle problem in the summer and tested positive for Covid-19 during the recent international break.