New blow for Aliadiere
By Mark Buckingham. Last Updated: January 1, 1970 1:00am
Arsenal starlet Jeremie Aliadiere has suffered a fresh setback after learning he will be sidelined for three months.
Aliadiere damaged knee ligaments in Sunday's Community Shield victory over Manchester United in Cardiff.
The French forward was a second half replacement for Dennis Bergkamp but did not last ten minutes before being stretchered off.
He appeared to twist his knee after falling awkwardly after a challenge and was carried from the Millennium Stadium turf.
The France Under-21 international will now require at least three months out of action and will undergo a scan on Monday to determine the full extent of the injury.
Aliadiere's attempts to press his claims for regular football at Highbury have repeatedly been hampered by injury.
During the summer, the 21-year-old stated his determination to force his way in to Arsene Wenger's plans on a more permanent basis.
But those ambitions are on hold as, like last season, Aliadiere will miss a chunk of the campaign with a knee ligament problem.
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