Abidal is struggling with a meniscal cyst in his right knee.
The Frenchman will miss the clash with Malaga on Saturday and the Champions League game with Basel on Tuesday.
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The start of the 2017-18 Premier League season is just around the corner and is shaping up to be one of the most competitive yet.
As always it is the so called “big clubs” that have splashed the most cash in the transfer window so far this summer. Manchester United or City? Arsenal or Tottenham? Who are the winners and losers of the transfer window so far?