Arsenal fans fear worst as Jurrien Timber hobbles off injured after TWO nasty knocks on Premier League debut | The Sun
ARSENAL were dealt a massive blow in their Premier League season opener after Jurrien Timber went off injured.
The Gunners new-boy, 22, took a knock late in the first-half and just about made it through until the break against Nottingham Forest.
Timber emerged from the tunnel for the second 45, but just moments later he pulled up with an off-the-ball injury.
The £39million summer signing clutched his knee, was supported off the pitch by Arsenal medics and eventually replaced by Takehiro Tomiyasu at left-back.
And, with Gabriel Magalhaes a surprise omission for the opening day fixture, Gooners were left fearing the worst.
One tweeted: "Damn that looks like a serious injury for Timber."
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Another wrote: "Ouch, didn't look good, hope its not too bad for Timber."
A third added: "Oh no, Timber's hurt and there was no contact."
Many were left fearing it could be as serious as an ACL tear – which would rule him out of the entire season.
Arsenal were leading 2-0 at the time after a Bukayo Saka screamer followed an early Eddie Nketiah strike.
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The match itself was delayed by 30 minutes due to issues with the new e-ticketing system.
And it's believed around 20,000 were still waiting to gain entry to the Emirates at the time of kick-off.
That wasn't the only issue either, with the Gunners wearing the WRONG kit for the Premier League opener.
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