Arsenal's injury jinx has reached Rangers.

Defender Kyle Bartley, on loan at Rangers, yesterday underwent a double hernia operation.

Bartley actually joined the Scottish club having already picked up the injury while with the London club this summer.

He has played once this season and after the problem deteriorated, Rangers and Arsenal agreed that he needed an op.

The news came 24 hours after Thomas Vermaelen was ruled out for at least a month with an ankle injury.

And midfielder Jack Wilshere is also sidelined for at least two months.

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