Calum Chambers of Arsenal leaves six to nine months after knee surgery

LONDON: Arsenal defense Calum Chambers He is expected to be out for six to nine months after he underwent surgery on Thursday for a ruptured anterior cruciate ligament, the Premier league said side.

Chambers suffered the left knee injury in a 2-1 loss to Chelsea on Sunday. Arsenal said the surgery was successful.

The rehabilitation process is expected to take between six and nine months. Everyone in the club will support Calum to ensure he returns to the court as soon as possible, Arsenal said in a statement.

With the season over for the 24-year-old central, Arsenal could now seek defensive coverage in the January transfer window.

We will try to be in the market to see options that can strengthen the team. That is safe and that is our obligation and we will work on that, said the manager Mikel Arteta He told reporters before.

Obviously we have some serious injuries, like Calum a few days ago, and that is going to change our plans in the back, but the reality at this moment is that we can't do much.

At this moment I am more concerned about recovering people from an injury and trying to improve the players we have here, making everyone participate in what we are trying to do, added the Spaniard, who was appointed on December 20.

The Gunners said defender Héctor Bellerin and forward Gabriel Martinelli were being evaluated by tight hamstrings in front of the clubhouse. FA Cup third round match against Leeds United second level on Monday.