Granit Xhaka: Arsenal midfielder faces three months out with knee injury

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Switzerland will be without its captain for the two last international breaks of the year

Granit Xhaka, Arsenal's midfielder, will be out for three months after injuring his knee during Sunday's win against Tottenham Hotspur.

Arsenal claimed that the 29-year-old Swiss captain has sustained a "significant injury to his medial knee ligament."

After 82 minutes, Xhaka was substituted at Emirates Stadium's 3-1 win.

Arsenal stated that a specialist consultation was held on Tuesday night and determined that Granit doesn't need surgery.

Xhaka started four of Arsenal’s six Premier League matches this season. The two he missed due to a red card against Manchester City, 28 August, were part of his three-gamesuspension.

While he was with Mikel Arteta as the Gunners continued the revival against rivals Spurs, he was caught by Tottenham forward Lucas Moura and was forced to leave the field.

Arsenal said: "Granit will be undergoing a rehabilitation and recovery program immediately. We expect him to be back on the job in three months."

Granit will be supported by everyone at the club and they will work hard to get him back on the pitch soon.