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Defender set for short break with bruising...

Arsenal have confirmed left-back Kieran Gibbs is set for a 'short-term' spell on the sidelines with a bruised foot rather than broken metatarsal.

It was feared that the 20-year-old had suffered a recurrence of the fracture that sidelined him for much of the last campaign during the 4-1 League Cup victory against Tottenham.

The England international went for a scan today and it revealed the news that the knock was not as bad as first feared.

A statement on the club's website confirmed manager Arsene Wenger would soon be able to select Gibbs again.

It read: "The Club is happy to confirm that following last night’s Carling Cup Third Round match at Tottenham Hotspur, a scan to Kieran Gibbs’ foot has shown there is no fracture.

"Kieran has suffered severe bruising to his left foot and will hopefully only be missing from first-team action for the short term."

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