Arteta out for rest of the month

Arteta out for rest of the month

Published Jan. 14, 2013 12:00 a.m. ET

Mikel Arteta will be out for the rest of the month with a calf strain.

The Arsenal midfielder was injured in training ahead of Sunday's defeat to Manchester City and forced to miss his first Premier League game of the season.

A scan will determine the full extent of the problem, but Arsene Wenger does not expect Arteta back before the transfer window shuts.

The manager said: "He has a scan on Monday. He will be out for approximately three weeks. It is a calf strain."


Wenger confirmed he is seeking reinforcements as a matter of urgency as he prepares for a spell of five games in 17 days.

He said: "We are in the market. We try very hard (to strengthen)."