LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - MARCH 03: Mikel Arteta of Arsenal lies on the pitch injured during the Barclays Premier League match between Liverpool and Arsenal at Anfield on March 3, 2012 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by Clive Mason/Getty Images)

Mikel Arteta To Miss Arsenal's Champions League Match Vs. AC Milan With Concussion

The concussion that Mikel Arteta suffered against Liverpool will keep him out of Arsenal's Champions League second leg against AC Milan.

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Mikel Arteta Out Of Arsenal's Champions League Match Vs. Milan With Concussion

The concussion that Mikel Arteta suffered against Liverpool will keep him out of Arsenal's Champions League match against AC Milan on Tuesday. Considering how severe the injury looked when it happened on Saturday, it seemed unlikely that Arteta would have a chance to play against Milan and on Monday Arsene Wenger confirmed that Arteta would be out a week.

Arteta collided with Jordan Henderson during Arsenal's 2-1 win and when he fell to the ground there was no doubt that he was concussed, but whether he was even conscious was unclear. He was given oxygen as he laid on the pitch before being stretchered off of the field and tests later confirmed his concussion.

Arsenal were already facing an uphill battle to advance on Tuesday after falling 4-0 in the first leg at the San Siro. Now they will be without Arteta, while Abou Diaby and Yossi Benayoun have also been ruled out and Tomas Rosicky looks like a doubt.

For more on Arteta's injury and the Gunners heading into Tuesday's match, check out Arsenal blog The Short Fuse.

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Mikel Arteta Injury: Arsenal Midfielder Subbed Out Of Liverpool Game With Head Injury

Arsenal have been forced to take Mikel Arteta off in their game against Liverpool after the midfielder suffered some kind of injury. It's too early to tell exactly what happened to him, but due to the length of time that he was down before he could be taken off the pitch, it seems as if his injury was not simply a structural one. He took a shot to the head from Jordan Henderson early in the second half and it was more than five minutes before he was stretchered off the pitch.

Arteta was given oxygen before he was carried off and it was not obvious whether or not he was conscious when he left the pitch. He's been replaced in the Arsenal midfield by Abou Diaby, who hasn't played recently because of chronic injury issues.

For more on the two teams, check out Arsenal blog The Short Fuse and Liverpool blogs Anfield Asylum and The Offside Liverpool.

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