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Clichy Ruled Out For Two Months With Back Injury


Arsenal defender Gael Clichy has been ruled out for two months with a back injury.

The French left-back, now age 24, is suffering from a stress fracture of his lower back and will be replaced by Kieran Gibbs for the visit of AZ Alkmaar tonight.

Boss Arsene Wenger told reporters that it is a big blow for Arsenal and revealed that the defender had the problem last season but on the other side of his vertebrae.

Wenger said that it is a gradual thing and that the French international could play pain-free but it got worse after games.

The Arsenal manager also said that Clichy had a scan on Monday and the results revealed that he had a fracture.

The manager then confirmed that the defender will be out between one month and two months.

It is a massive setback for the Gunners, coming just 24 hours after striker Nicklas Bendtner was ruled out for a month with a groin problem.

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