Henry blow for Gunners

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Thierry Henry faces three weeks on the sidelines, while Arsenal team-mate Edu could be out for a month with a knee injury.

Gunners striker Henry suffered a calf strain during his side's 1-0 victory over Bayern Munich on Wednesday night.

The French ace was immediately ruled out of Saturday's FA Cup tie at Bolton Wanderers but the news is even bleaker for Gunners boss Arsene Wenger.

Henry could now be missing for three weeks which is a blow to Arsenal's hopes of overhauling Manchester United for second spot in The Premiership.

"We have lost Thierry Henry for two or three weeks with a calf strain," Wenger told the club's official website.

In addition to Henry's absence, Wenger will also be without the services of Brazilian midfielder Edu for the next few weeks.

Edu missed the win over Bayern due to a knee complaint and Wenger revealed that the South American requires surgery on the problem.

"It is his cartilage and he needs surgery," added Wenger.

"I don't know when he will decide to have it done but he is out for three to four weeks now."

Meanwhile, Edu's compatriot Gilberto Silva will have a couple of games in the reserves before he is thrust back into the starting line-up.

Gilberto was surprisingly on the bench against Bayern but would only have been used as an emergency centre half as he nears a full recovery from a long-term back injury.