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Arsenal handed early Champions League boost as key Bayern Munich’s Arturo Vidal struggles with rib injury

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Arturo Vidal could miss the first leg against Arsenal due to a rib problem. (Bongarts/Getty Images)
Arturo Vidal admits he’s a doubt for Bayern Munich’s Champions League clash against Arsenal due to a rib injury.
The 29-year-old initially suffered the problem during the win over Mainz in the Telekom Cup final on January 14, and while he was able to start in Friday’s Bundesliga game against Freiburg, the midfielder was forced off after less than an hour played.
Arsene Wenger’s side face Bayern in the first leg of their last-16 tie on February 15, and the Chile international is now unsure over his availability for the fixture.
DUESSELDORF, GERMANY - JANUARY 14:  Arturo Vidal leaves injured the pitch next to head coach Carlo Ancelotti during the Telekom Cup 2017 final between Bayern Muenchen and FSV Mainz 05 at Esprit-Arena on January 14, 2017 in Duesseldorf, Germany.  (Photo by Lars Baron/Bongarts/Getty Images)
Vidal suffered the rib injury against Mainz on January 14. (Bongarts/Getty Images)
‘I feel bad and have severe pain on the rib. Now I will have to pause, because I cannot play,’ Vidal told TZ.
‘I already missed training for a week, but now it should take at least two or three weeks.
‘[I will see] how I feel for the last 16 in the Champions League.’

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