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According to a report from the Independent suggest Arsenal have been handed a massive blow as striker Chuba Akpom has being ruled out until 2017.
The England striker confirmed this by uploading a picture of him on his personal Instagram handle he had suffered a back injury.
Gutted to be out for a while with this back injury. Ill be back stronger ?? ⚽️
He wrote: “Gutted to be out for a while with this back injury. I’ll be back stronger.”
This news comes as a shock as Arsenal are still without Danny Welbeck, Akpom’s injury means Arsenal strike options are Alexis Sanchez, Lucas Perez and Olivier Giroud who just recently returned from a foot injury.
The 21-year-old has made just one appearance for the Gunners so far this term during our 4-0 win over Nottingham Forest last month in the EFL cup Championship.
Akpom has made 10 appearances in total for Arsenal since making his debut in September 2013 aged 17.
He joins Per Mertesacker and Danny Welbeck out injured until 2017.