Arsenal defender David Luiz has minor surgery on knee injury

Arsenal defender David Luiz required a small operation on his injured knee
David Luiz required a small operation on his injured knee (Getty)

Arsenal have confirmed that David Luiz has undergone minor surgery and will return ‘in the upcoming weeks’.

The Brazilian defender missed Arsenal’s 3-0 defeat against Liverpool on Saturday with a knee injury.

And the Gunners have announced that the 33-year-old required a ‘small procedure’ on Sunday morning to fix the problem.

A statement from Arsenal read: ‘The procedure has been a success and David is now back at home rehabilitating.

‘He will be able to return to daily support and recovery with our medical team at the training centre in the coming days.

‘David is expected to be back to full fitness and available for selection in the upcoming weeks.’

Arsenal defender David Luiz will be available for selection 'in the upcoming weeks'
David Luiz will be available for selection ‘in the upcoming weeks’ (Getty)

Arsenal, meanwhile, are also monitoring Kieran Tierney’s situation after the Scotland international was forced off with a knee injury before half time in the defeat to Liverpool.

‘He felt something in his knee and he was in pain so it looks like he will be injured, but we don’t know for how long,’ Mikel Arteta said after the game.

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