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Arsenal's Samir Nasri faces one month out after surgery

Samir Nasri in action for Arsenal at Liverpool
Nasri suffered the injury in the opening game of the new season

Arsenal midfielder Samir Nasri has been ruled out for a month after having minor knee surgery.

The 23-year-old Frenchman, who missed the first part of last season with a broken leg, suffered a meniscal injury in Sunday's 1-1 draw at Liverpool.

It comes on the back of the Gunners being without midfielder Cesc Fabregas for that match because of illness.

Alex Song has a calf injury, Denilson has an abdominal problem and Aaron Ramsey is recovering from a broken leg.

Nasri, who missed out on a place in France's World Cup squad in the summer but played in the recent friendly against Norway, joined Arsenal from Marseille in July 2008.

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He scored after only four minutes of his debut for the Gunners and became a key player in his first season at the club, during which he made 44 appearances.

But his 2009-2010 campaign was almost over before it began after he broke his right fibula at a pre-season training camp.

His latest injury could see him ruled out the start of Arsenal's Champions League campaign and also France's Euro 2012 qualifiers against Belarus and Bosnia and Hercegovina.



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