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Gibbs set for short-term absence

September 22, 2010
By ESPNsoccernet staff

Arsenal have received an injury boost after scans revealed defender Kieran Gibbs has not broken his foot.

Kieran Gibbs tussles with Steven Caulker
GettyImagesKieran Gibbs tussles with Steven Caulker

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Gibbs had to be withdrawn during extra time of Arsenal's 4-1 Carling Cup victory over Tottenham, and after the game Arsene Wenger expressed concern that the player may have suffered a broken metatarsal.

However, a statement on Arsenal's official website on Wednesday read: "A scan to Kieran Gibbs' foot has shown there is no fracture. Kieran has suffered severe bruising to his left foot and will hopefully only be missing from first-team action for the short term."

Arsenal have already suffered a number of injury problems this season with Robin van Persie, Theo Walcott, Abou Diaby, Thomas Vermaelen and Cesc Fabregas all spending time on the sidelines.