Jurrien Timber studies on Arsenal during his absence


By: Manu Tournoux

On August 12, Jurrien Timber made his debut for Arsenal, at the Emirates, against Nottingham Forrest (2-1). His first and last appearance for the Gunners to date. Seriously injured in the anterior cruciate ligament of his right knee, the former Ajax defender is still not close to returning to the Premier League pitches, but is taking advantage of his injury to spend time dissecting the game of his new team. The Dutchman wants to know everything, whether about his coach, Mikel Arteta, and his partners.

In an interview given to StandardJurrien Timber says: “The thing I was thinking about when I first got injured was just to take the positive out of it and keep trying to be involved with the team. You have to learn by watching. The thing is, it’s a long injury, between seven and nine months, but it’s also getting closer every week. At some point, we have to deepen our way of playing and be ready for my return. I attend meetings, but it’s also a question of communication. I continue to talk to the players, coaches and have lunch with them. The former Ajax player is not depressed and appears invested. He never misses a match at the Emirates, navigates the locker room and participates in the Gunners’ missions to local communities. A work that will undoubtedly bear fruit.

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