‘Already started working to come back’ – Arsenal star provides update on injury

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Arsenal midfielder Mikel Arteta is eager to get over his injury quickly.

Arsenal midfielder Mikel Arteta took to social networking site Twitter to post a quick message regarding the injury suffered in the North London derby draw with Spurs.

The Spaniard hobbled off the Emirates pitch after just 28 minutes due to a calf injury and was subsequently replaced by French international Mathieu Flamini.

The injury isn’t deemed serious, though boss Arsene Wenger assured the press after his game that Arteta, along with Wilshere and Ramsey, won’t be available for next weekend’s clash against Chelsea.

"I don't know how long they will be out but they will be out next week," Wenger said, quoted by the Independent. "I think Ramsey is a hamstring (injury), and Arteta is a calf. Wilshere is an ankle."

Despite the bad news, Arteta remains in positive spirits and thanked the fans for their support before revealing that he has already started working in a bid to make a swift return.

With the 32-year-old ruled out of action, Wenger must decide whether to play the tried and tested Flamini against Galatasary in the Champions League and at Stamford Bridge on Sunday or hand Abou Diaby a role in the first team.

It’s not an ideal situation for the North Londoners, and it comes at a crucial early stage in the season as they can’t afford to hand their rivals the initiative both in the Premier League and in Europe.

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