Fabrizio Romano makes Arsenal transfer claim after ‘long term’ Jurrien Timber injury update

Arsenal could be set to replace Jurrien Timber after his ‘long term’ injury.

Arsenal may make a surprise move for a Bayern Munich star as they look to replace Jurrien Timber for the coming months.

Timber was a big-money investment for the Gunners this summer, but it already looks as though he will miss months to start the season. The centre-back picked up a knee injury during Arsenal’s first game of the season, against Nottingham Forest.

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The Gunners have since issued an update, but it was a pretty vague one as they continue to wait on more detailed scans.

According to Sky Sports reported James Green, the injury is not as bad as it could have been, but Timber is set to miss months of action.

“Timber was still walking the next day which is really rare for an ACL injury,” he told Sky Sports. “The club are saying it is just a tear in his ACL, there is no further damage to his knee. That doesn’t mean that the rehabilitation won’t be long. It will still be quite long-term, but it is not as severe as it could have been.”

In the wake of the injury, Arsenal have been linked with a possible move for wantaway Bayern Munich star Benjamin Pavard.

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Benjamin Pavard, one to watch as he’s prepared to leave Bayern now,” Fabrizio Romano tweeted. “Inter have Pavard on top of the list — proposal expected soon to open talks. Man United deal stalling due to Maguire situation. [He] could become option for Arsenal to replace Timber — no decision yet.”

Pavard looks set to be available for around £35million this summer, and Arsenal have already paid around that figure for a defender this summer when they signed Timber. Though, replacing the diverse defender could be the difference in the Gunners’ title bid this season, given the depth other clubs have.

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