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Arsenal defender Saliba to miss six weeks at St Etienne

Arsenal defender William Saliba is set to miss six weeks at St Etienne.

Saliba, who has been loaned back to French side Saint-Etienne, underwent an op on an adductor muscle injury.

The centre-back, 18, has been battling the issue since the end of last season.

Saliba did make an appearance in a pre-season friendly against Newcastle earlier this month but missed the first game of the Ligue 1 season last weekend, a 2-1 win at Dijon.

St-Etienne coach Ghislain Printant said: "Saliba had an operation earlier this week.

"We will take our time with his return."

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