Wienroither set to undergo surgery after becoming fourth Arsenal player to suffer an ACL injury this season | The Sun

LAURA WIENROITHER vowed to fight like hell to return to fitness after becoming the fourth Arsenal ace to suffer an ACL injury this term.

The Austria defender, 24, was stretchered off during her side’s second-leg Champions League semis loss to Wolfsburg on Monday. 

Earlier today the club confirmed the player is to undergo surgery and will be sidelined for an extended period. 

Wienroither landed akwardly whilst battling for the ball 18 mins into her second-half substitute appearance during Arsenal’s clash with Wolfsburg at the Emirates.

Following the update on her injury, Wienroither shared her reaction with her followers on Instagram, vowing to return to fitness as soon as she can. 

In a post published on Thursday, she wrote: "Trust in the timing of your life. Trust that life will show you the way.

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"I’m going to miss every single second of not being on the pitch with this special team. 

"I’m so proud to be a part of this group and to share experiences with these girls – on and off the pitch.

"Arsenal has become a family for me since I joined. 

"I’m so grateful for the people around me who support me every day and for the supporters who have backed us all the way this season.

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"I’ll fight like hell to return as soon as I’m ready to get back to following my dream in red and white. 

"This team is really special..I think we can all feel it. Until that time, I’m Arsenal and Austria’s biggest fan."

Wienroither’s absence will come as a major blow to Jonas Eidevall’s side as they continue their push for the title and a top three finish in the final stretch of the season. 

The Gunners, who play Leicester in the league on Friday, are currently without the services of Leah Williamson, Beth Mead and Vivianne Miedema. 

The trio suffered the same injury as Wienroither with Williamson to miss this year's World Cup after rupturing her ACL during Arsenal’s loss to Man United in April. 

The Gunners are currently fourth and five points behind third-placed Chelsea.

Both sides have two games in hand on leaders United and Man City who are second. 

And Eidevall’s players will hope to use that advantage to finish in the top three and qualify for next term’s Champions League.

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