Arsenal defender Krystian Bielik has been ruled out until the end of the year.
The Polish youngster had been expected to head out on loan prior to last week’s transfer deadline after spending the summer with the first-team during the pre-season tour of Australia and China.
But a move didn’t materialise and now he he appears to have revealed the reason why.
Uploading a picture on social media, Bielik announced that he has recently had to undergo surgery after suffering a shoulder injury.
He said: “As you can see last few days weren’t best for me. Operation went well and my shoulder is getting better every day.
“I need rest now but i will be back on the pitch at the beginning of December. I look forward because remember, what does not kill you makes you stronger. See you soon.”
Bielik ended last season on loan at Birmingham and enjoyed a successful spell at St Andrews.
Meanwhile, an anti Arsene Wenger protest is being planned ahead of Arsenal’s upcoming Premier League game at Chelsea.
Protests were the norm towards the end of last season, with marches often taking place outside the Emirates while planes were flown over away grounds dragging banners featuring slogans about the under-fire boss.
Supporters have refrained from anything similar so far in the opening weeks of the current campaign, but back to back defeats at Stoke and Liverpool – combined with a disappointing end to the transfer window – appear to have stirred the hornets nest once again.
And so the protests will return during the televised game at Stamford Bridge in a couple of weeks time according to pictures doing the rounds on social media.
Hundreds of large fake £50 notes have been printed off bearing a picture of Wenger along with the slogan ‘bank of bulls**t’.
One fan – clearly looking forward to brandishing the notes in the away end for the world to see – posted a picture on Twitter while proclaiming ‘roll on Chelsea away’.