Sead Kolasinac ruled out for ten weeks with knee injury

Sead Kolasinac ruled out for ten weeks with knee injury

Arsenal have suffered a major injury blow ahead of the new season after Sead Kolasinac was ruled out for around two months but there is better news on Aaron Ramsey.

The 25-year-old had to be helped off the pitch during the Gunners' International Champions Cup victory over London rivals Chelsea in Dublin on Wednesday night.

Kolasinac was replaced 20 minutes from the end of the match, which Arsenal won on penalties.

Now the Gunners have revealed an update on the Bosnian's injury, with the left-back due to sit out for between eight and ten weeks after damaging his left knee.

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Before kicking off their Premier League season, Arsenal take on Lazio in their final pre-season friendly on Saturday. "Will be out for 8-10 weeks".

In the same brief statement, on the club's official website, Arsenal also confirmed the status of Aaron Ramsey who missed the shootout win over Chelsea despite having initially been named in the starting line up. The club said the Welshman "developed tightness in his right calf" and is continuing to be assessed, but he is "aiming to train next week".

Kolasinac's setback comes just over a week out from the club's season opener at home to Manchester City on August 12.