It’s emerged that Jessica Samuelsson has to undergo surgery after rupturing an ankle ligament while on international duty with Sweden.

Arsenal have confirmed that Samuelsson faces surgery on her ankle after rupturing a ligament. The full-back fell on her ankle awkwardly during Sweden’s 5-0 World Cup qualifying win over Hungary on 24 October.

The news comes as a blow since, when asked at the end of October, the defender was sure that it wasn’t serious and that she would be back in action within a week.

At the moment, there’s no definitive date on when the 25-year-old could be back in action. However, I suspect it’ll be a tad longer than a week.

As we previously mentioned, at least she hasn’t broken anything.

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LAGOS, PORTUGAL – MARCH 6: Jessica Samuelsson of Sweden during the Algarve Cup Tournament Match between Sweden W and Netherlands W on March 6, 2017 in Lagos, Portugal. (Photo by Filipe Farinha/Getty Images)

Samuelsson, who’s been capped 54 times for Sweden, has made two appearances for Arsenal so far this season after signing for the Gunners from Linköpings FC in August.

Therefore, while she isn’t a regular starter, she’s still a decent squad member and an experienced international one at that.

As it stands, Arsenal have seven points from four games played in the FA WSL, which is far from ideal, especially when you look at Chelsea, who are yet to drop points or concede any goals.

This was probably why Pedro Losa has been sacked.

The Gunners’ next FA WSL clash is against Sunderland on 12 November at Meadow Park (14:00 kick-off, UK time).