Arsenal starlet out for season

The young full-back will have to undergo surgery on a foot injury he suffered during the Champions League clash with Standard Liege in November.

“Needless to say I’m gutted – there’s just no other word,” he told the club’s official magazine.

“The other option than surgery would have been to wait and let the bone grow in my foot, but we didn’t want to do that because I’d have to wait another six weeks just to have another scan.

“I’d run the risk of it carrying on into next season, and we don’t want to do that.

“I’m now just looking to recover from the injury, work really hard and be ready for next season.”