Arsenal suffer blow as Oleksandr Zinchenko faces race to be fit for Tottenham clash after Ukrainian FA confirm injury timeframe

    Arsenal star Oleksandr Zinchenko faces a race to be fit for the north London derby against Tottenham.

    The Gunners left-back suffered a calf strain in training, the Ukrainian FA has confirmed.

    Zinchenko suffered an injury at Arsenal’s London Colney training ground

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    Zinchenko suffered an injury at Arsenal’s London Colney training ground

    Zinchenko will miss the Premier League trip to Brentford on Sunday and the upcoming international break with Ukraine.

    A statement from the Ukrainian FA said: “The Arsenal player suffered a calf muscle injury during training at the club, which will require about two weeks for treatment and recovery.

    “Oleksandr immediately personally informed the head coach of the Ukrainian national team, Oleksandr Petrakov, of the unfortunate news by calling him. We wish Sashka a speedy recovery.”

    Arsenal host Spurs on October 2 and manager Mikel Arteta will be desperate to have Zinchenko available.

    The £30million summer signing from Manchester City has made an immediate impact for the Gunners.

    Despite losing their 100 per cent record with defeat to Manchester United, Arsenal remain top of the Premier League table after six matches.

    Zinchenko has been an instant hit at the Emirates

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    Zinchenko has been an instant hit at the Emirates

    Zinechnko missed two games earlier this season due to a knee strain.

    His latest injury problem will present an opportunity for left-back Kieran Tierney.

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