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Arteta injury blow for Arsenal

Mikel Arteta will be out for the rest of the month with a calf strain, Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has confirmed.

Last Updated: 14/01/13 at 10:50 Post Comment

Mikel Arteta: Due to have scan on injured calf

Mikel Arteta: Due to have scan on injured calf

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Arteta was injured in training ahead of Sunday's defeat to Manchester City and forced to miss his first Premier League game of the season.

A scan will determine the full extent of the problem, but Wenger does not expect Arteta back before the transfer window shuts.

The manager said: "He has a scan on Monday. He will be out for approximately three weeks. It is a calf strain."

Wenger confirmed he is seeking reinforcements as a matter of urgency as he prepares for a spell of five games in 17 days.

He said: "We are in the market. We try very hard (to strengthen)."

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