Bad News for Arsenal following injury to transfer TARGET

More bad news for Arsenal unfortunately, after the news that German international defender Benedikt Howedes is set to be out for up to three months.

The 27-year-old picked up a thigh injury during Schalke’s winter training camp in Florida while playing in the 2-0 win against Fort Lauderdale Strikers last week and immediately returned home, but further examinations revealed Howedes also damaged his tendon.

The German World Cup winner has long been linked with a move to the Emirates, but it will not be happening this transfer window following the devastating news.

Schalke sporting director Horst Heldt confirmed the news after a 1-0 friendly defeat against second-tier club Arminia Bielefeld, while coach Andre Breitenreiter told the club’s official website: “That’s very unfortunate for us because Bene is a very important player, and we’ll have to do without him for a number of weeks.