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Arsenal starlet Ainsley Maitland-Niles out for up to two months with a broken leg

PUBLISHED: 11:52 16 August 2018 | UPDATED: 12:56 16 August 2018

Arsenal's Ainsley Maitland-Niles

Arsenal's Ainsley Maitland-Niles

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Ainsley Maitland-Niles has broken his leg it has been revealed.

The 20-year-old versatile starlet will miss six to eight weeks after fracturing his left fibula, Arsenal have confirmed.

He started at left-back in Unai Emery’s first Premier League match in charge but was substituted 36 minutes in to the 2-0 home defeat to Pep Guardiola’s champions Manchester City on Sunday.

He joins a growing defensive injury list including Laurent Koscielny, Carl Jenkinson and Sead Kolasinac who all remain long-term absentees.

Danny Welbeck and Nacho Monreal are both in full training, the club added.

One of them could see one of them return to the starting line-up in place of Maitland-Niles as Emery prepares to face Chelsea at Stamford Bridge.

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