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Nasri sidelined with broken leg

sports Updated: Jul 21, 2009 19:57 IST

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Arsenal and French international midfielder Samir Nasri has been ruled out of action for two to three months after breaking his leg in training on Tuesday, the English club announced.

"Samir Nasri has sustained a fractured fibula during this morning's training session at the club's pre-season training camp in Austria," Arsenal said in a statement published on its website.

"The midfielder will be out of action for two to three months," it added.

Nasri, 22, was taken to hospital in Hartberg, near the club's training camp in Bad Waltersdorf, in southeastern Austria, for tests.

The Frenchman, who has 15 international caps, is now set to miss France's next World Cup qualifying match against the Faroe Islands on August 12.

The young Gunner, who joined Arsene Wenger's team last year from French side Marseille, will also miss two further qualifiers again Romania on September 5 and Serbia on September 9.

Arsenal arrived at their training camp on Monday and were due to play a friendly against local side Columbia Floridsdorf on Tuesday evening.