Arshavin blow for Gunners
Midfielder ruled out with groin injury
Last Updated: 10/09/09 3:08pm
Andrey Arshavin has been ruled out of Arsenal's games against Manchester City and Standard Liege with a groin injury.
The Gunners midfielder has been troubled by the problem for a while, and was forced to sit out Russia's World Cup qualifier against Liechtenstein on Saturday as a result.
He did, however, play the full 90 minutes for his country against Wales on Wednesday, helping Guus Hiddink's side to a 3-1 victory in Cardiff.
That outing has come at a price, though, with Arshavin aggravating his previous injury.
He will now be forced to miss Arsenal's next two fixtures, and his presence will be greatly missed by the Gunners.
They face a mammoth clash against unbeaten City at Eastlands on Saturday, before starting their UEFA Champions League group campaign in Liege on Wednesday.