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Arsenal keeper Petr Cech out for one month with injury



Arsenal goalkeeper Petr Cech has been ruled out for up to a month with a hamstring injury .
Cech limped off late in the first half of Arsenal ’ s 2 -0 win against Watford on Saturday after suffering the injury while taking a goal – kick .

Arsenal said in an update on their official website ahead of their Europa League tie at Qarabag on Thursday that Gunners captain Cech had a “ left hamstring injury ” and was “ expected to return to full training in three to four weeks ” .

The former Chelsea star has not made the trip to Azerbaijan and will definitely miss Sunday ’ s visit to Fulham , Arsenal ’ s last Premier League before an international break , and the home game on October 22 against Leicester .

Bernd Leno produced an impressive display after replacing Cech against Watford and boss Unai Emery backed the German to prove a sturdy understudy .

Leno arrived from Bayer Leverkusen during the close season , but before Cech ’ s injury had only featured in the Europa League and the League Cup .

Arsenal also confirmed that Ainsley Maitland-Niles was expected back in full training during early October , quicker than initially suggested after he fractured his left fibula.

( AFP )

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