Arsenal midfielder Tomas Rosicky could be out of action for up to two months as he recovers from recent knee surgery.
The Gunners star suffered the injury during a Euro 2016 qualifier in Iceland in June and missed the Gunners’ Community Shield victory against Chelsea and their 2-0 league defeat to West Ham.
Despite signing a one-year contract extension in May, the Czech Republic captain has been linked with a move to former club Sparta Prague but insists he does not want to leave the Emirates.
The 34-year-old’s agent Pavel Paska has now confirmed his client is facing a spell on the sidelines.
“He underwent an arthroscopic surgery on his knee on August 4,” Paska said. “The recovery is expected to take four to eight weeks.”