Jordi Osei-Tutu is back with Arsenal early after suffering yet another injury during his loan spell with Championship club Cardiff City.

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The BBC report that Jordi Osei-Tutu has returned to Arsenal from his loan spell at Cardiff City, after suffering an ankle ligament injury. He’s been ruled out of Cardiff’s final game of the season against Rotherham, so his loan is effectively over.

“It’s awful, it’s demoralising and you almost get embarrassed if you keep getting injured,” said Cardiff manager Mick McCarthy. “It’s soul-destroying for players, especially young players. So I do feel for him because he is a terrific talent, he really is.

“The little bits I have seen of him, I loved him.”

It was only in April that Osei-Tutu finally returned to the pitch following five months out.

The right-back initially picked up a minor hamstring problem in mid-October, but after a one-game absence, he seemingly aggravated the issue in his next appearance, suffering a much more serious hamstring injury.

It only got worse in January, when the 22-year-old had a setback in his recovery, reinjuring himself. He returned to training in March, rejoined the squad on April 10th, made two substitute appearances towards the end of the month before picking up his fourth injury.

The only real positive for Osei-Tutu is that we’re heading into the summer now. There’s no pressure to get back playing matches for at least a couple of months, so he can fully focus on resting and rehabilitating.