Granit Xhaka has agreed to let the Amazon Prime camera crew follow his recovery from injury for the upcoming All or Nothing documentary.
David Ornstein reports for The Athletic that the public are likely to get an inside look at Granit Xhaka’s recovery from his recent injury, as he’s agreed to let the Amazon Prime cameras dedicate time to covering the process.
There are no guarantees much or any of it will make it into the documentary, but they’ve already been capturing footage over the last week.
Ornstein adds that there’s optimism at Arsenal that Xhaka will return as quickly as possible, given his reputation around the club as being a model professional on the training pitches.
Arsenal confirmed earlier this week that Xhaka has a significant injury to his medial knee ligament. After specialist consultation, they’ve determined he doesn’t require surgery, but he will need a three-month rehabilitation period.
Speaking to the media ahead of Arsenal’s game against Brighton this weekend, Mikel Arteta admitted it was a blow to lose the midfielder and others will need to step up.
“It’s really bad news personally for Granit. He’s had a couple of incidents already this season with Covid, with suspension and now with long-term injury,” Arteta began.
“Obviously, he’s a big player for us, someone who is really important, and he will be missed. Other players have to step in.”
The Arsenal manager then went on to point out that whilst the medial knee ligament injury is certainly very serious, it could have been even worse.
“First of all, it’s obviously a significant injury but he probably escaped an even worse injury than he could have had from the action because that action for the cruciate ligament is a tricky one,” Arteta added.
“It’s what it is. His mentality is top. He knows what he needs to do now. Hopefully, he can escape surgery as well. That is something that is really, really important and after that start preparing himself in the best possible way because time flies.”