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Arsenal defender Mertesacker out for 'long term'

Associated Press
Feb 17, 2012 at 08:07pm IST

London: Arsenal defender Per Mertesacker faces a long spell on the sidelines after undergoing ankle surgery only four months before the European Championships.

The Germany international injured his right ankle in Saturday's Premier League match against Sunderland.

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Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger said that, "unfortunately he has had surgery and we have lost him for a while. How long I don't know. He had reconstruction of his ligaments. So it will be long term."

Arsenal defender Mertesacker out for 'long term'

The Germany international injured his right ankle in Saturday's Premier League match against Sunderland.

Arsenal are fourth in the league and facing elimination from the Champions League after a 4-0 loss at AC Milan on Wednesday in the first leg of the last-16.

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