Emirates star to be back in three months.
Arsenal defender Bacary Sagna will be out for three months after successfully undergoing surgery on his broken fibula.
The 28-year-old suffered the injury during the 2-1 defeat to Tottenham Hotspur on Sunday and endured boos from the White Hart Lane crowd as he was stretchered off.
It was then decided an operation would be required and he underwent the surgery on Monday.
“Bacary Sagna has undergone further assessment on his fractured right fibula with the club’s medical team and specialists,” a statement on the club’s website read.
“As a result of these tests, Bacary has had surgery to stabilise the injury.
“The surgery went according to plan and there has been no significant alteration to the initial prognosis that Bacary will be out of action for a minimum of three months.
“Everyone at the club wishes Bacary a speedy recovery.”
Meanwhile Gunners goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny insists there is no power shift in north London and Arsenal remain the number one team in the area.
The 21-year-old is convinced his team will soon be back to their best, playing down crisis rumours, but realises they need to find more consistency.
“You cannot make such a statement after a couple of months after our poor start to the season or after just one game,” Szczesny said.
“I think Spurs are a great club and they have shown today that they can play really good football, but are they better than Arsenal? I don’t really think so.”
“We have to improve our performances and then we just want to give ourselves the best chance of finishing high in the table, getting into the top four, and possibly winning the championship.
“We have lost four games and Manchester United and Manchester City have lost none so we are behind at the moment but every team will have a period where they play poorly.
“We had a poor start but I think we can kick off the season after the international break.
“Hopefully we can catch up. I hope we can do it as soon as possible. The fans deserve better.”