Arsenal midfielder Samir Nasri’s broken leg is expected to heal sooner than first thought, according to Gunners boss Arsene Wenger.

The France international broke his fibula in training on Tuesday, prompting club medics to estimate a period of between two and three months on the sidelines.

But further tests have provided better news and Wenger has since told the club website: “He accidentally nicked the ball away from somebody having a shot on goal.

“Unfortunately he got kicked and broke his fibula. It’s not a complicated one, it’s a simple one but it will take six weeks to heal.”

The diagnosis comes as a boost to the Gunners, who could now have the 22-year-old back by the first week of September.

Nasri could also return to action in time for France’s World Cup qualifiers against Romania and Serbia although he is sure to miss August’s clash with the Faroe Islands.

And there was further good news for Wenger regarding injury-prone pair Tomas Rosicky and Eduardo da Silva.

He added: “The options are Tomas Rosicky who is back. And in (those) two months Eduardo will be back as well. We do have offensive options but we don’t want to lose important players before the season starts.”
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