Arsenal starlet Mika Biereth has been dealt a huge blow as he has now been ruled out of action for three months.

The 20-year-old is currently on loan at Scottish Premiership side Motherwell, and he got off to the best possible start, coming off the bench against Hibernian to provide a goal and an assist in a 2-1 victory on his debut, after which he was described as “excellent” by manager Stuart Kettlewell.

Things were looking really positive for the striker, but his substitute appearance in his side’s Scottish League Cup defeat to St Mirren saw him pick up a knee injury which will now keep him sidelined for 12 weeks.

“Scans have revealed a serious knee injury and means the striker will miss 12 weeks of the season,” Motherwell confirmed in a statement.

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“Our loan agreement with Arsenal has not changed as a result of this injury.”

Biereth’s big future

The Danish forward joined from Fulham’s academy in 2021, having established himself as one of the brightest youth prospects in English football with 23 goals and 15 assists in 33 games for their under-21s side.

It was a heavy tackle from defender Charles Dunne which led to the injury, who has since revealed that he has apologised to Biereth and admitted that he slipped when heading into the challenge.

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Biereth’s goal was a stunner, as he weaved in between Hibernian defenders before firing a fierce shot into the bottom corner.

His injury has come at the worst possible time, but if he can recover well, there is still every chance that he can have a productive season in the Scottish top flight.

As a tall but mobile forward, Biereth could prove to be a useful future option should he develop quickly, but given that Arsenal are well stocked at centre-forward, it seems unlikely that he will gain much of an opportunity in the first-team in the next few seasons.

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