By Richard Clarke in Germany

Conor Henderson is expected to be out for a minimum of six months after damaging his cruciate ligaments.

The 19-year-old midfielder twisted his knee in the final seconds of the 2-1 win over Cologne on Saturday and was stretchered off. The Irishman flew home that night for tests and, unfortunately, they revealed a lengthy spell on the sidelines.

“Conor has a knee injury and it looks as if it is a cruciate,” Arsène Wenger told “That means unfortunately that he will be out for six months at the very least.”

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27 Jul 2011