Mathieu Flamini Injury: Updates on Arsenal Star's Groin, Likely Return Date

Mike ChiariFeatured ColumnistOctober 26, 2013

ST ALBANS, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 21:  Mathieu Flamini of Arsenal warms up warm up during a wet Arsenal training session ahead of the UEFA Champions League Group F match against Borussia Dortmund at London Colney on October 21, 2013 in St Albans, England.  (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)

French midfielder Mathieu Flamini has been a key player for Arsene Wenger's Arsenal side this season due to his solid work rate and versatile game, but the Gunners have had to carry on without him after Flamini left Arsenal's match against Crystal Palace early.

Flamini came up lame in the eighth minute with a groin injury, according to Philippe Auclair of The Blizzard.

Flamini replaced by Serge Gnabry - looks like a groin injury. CPFC haven't seen the ball yet, while AFC have done little of note with it.

— Philippe Auclair (@PhilippeAuclair) October 26, 2013

The midfielder is expected to return for Sunday's clash with Manchester United