Arsenal have revealed that striker Nicklas Bendtner is likely to be out of action until the new year.
The news will come as a blow to the Gunners who are already without long term injury victim Robin Van Persie.
Manager Arsene Wenger has said that the club is likely to try and buy a new striker in the January transfer window.
Bendtner had surgery in November after picking up a groin injury during the 3 – 0 against Spurs at the back end of October.
Indeed, the Dane has been hampered by injury all this season and has started just four league games thus far.
Meanwhile, Manchester City’s Brazilian forward Robinho has told the BBC that he is not looking to move away from Eastlands and sees his long term future at the club.
The 25-year-old has been continually linked with a move to Barcelona and the rumours intensified during October when the player was out of action with an ankle injury picked up on international duty.
But Robinho, who cost City £32.5 million, told BBC Sport:
I am very happy here. I think I [will] stay here five years or 10 years, I don’t know.
My family is very happy, the fans love me and I love the fans.
I am enjoying playing English football. It is very beautiful. With every game I play, I feel more comfortable. I hope to continue playing football in England for a long time.