Arsenal have announced that midfielder Emmanuel Frimpong has undergone knee surgery and is set to be out for around two months.
Frimpong, 21, sustained the injury during Fulham's 3-0 win at Swansea City on Sunday, having joined the West London club on loan in January.
The Ghana international, who made just two appearances for Arsenal this season, has previously suffered with knee trouble.
Frimpong confirmed he had gone under the knife on Twitter while also thanking Fulham for their support during his loan spell.
heey everyone i just wanna say i had surgery yesterday night and am expected to be out for 8 weeks it saddens me that i couldnt go play for— Emmanuel Frimpong (@IAMFRIMPONG26) May 23, 2013
ghana in the world cup qualifiers nxt month but i have wish the coach and the players good luck for the matches hope we get maximum points— Emmanuel Frimpong (@IAMFRIMPONG26) May 23, 2013
from the game also wanna thank everyone at fulham for their support but also is a great feeling to be back at arsenal. have a good day— Emmanuel Frimpong (@IAMFRIMPONG26) May 23, 2013
Arsenal said on their official website: "Frimpong will now begin his rehabilitation and is expected to return to training in around two months' time. We wish Manny the best of luck in his recovery."