The Bavarians winger is suffering from a knee injury and will not feature for Bayern Munich for six long weeks.
Arjen Robben, 29, has been sidelined until the winter break due to a knee problem he picked up in a game against Augsburg. The DFB Pokal match on Wednesday heated up with an early goal from the Dutch International. But, as early as 16th minute, he was stretchered out of the pitch due to a challenge by Marwin Hitz. Thomas Muller replaced the winger in their 2-0 win over Augsburg.
The Former Real Madrid forward helped his team to a triple win last season with a late winner in the final champions league match against Borussia Dortmund. Robben has scored 13 goals in 20 appearances for Bayern this season so far.
Bayern Munich has confirmed the Netherland man’s six week absence as he also suffers from a ligament injury . His agent told NOS, ” He will not play before the winter break”.
The winger was frustrated with his injury saying , ” I am very disappointed, of course. I was in great form and was looking forward to each game now this happened. I will be back though and we want to achieve the goals we have set for ourselves”.
Bayern Munich is concerned with their key player’s injury who will not be available until the winter break ends.
Manuel Pellegrini has confirmed that Vincent Kompany will be added to the squad for their match against the Hawthrons and praised his ability to uplift the team.
Manchester City skipper, Kompany, limped off after 34 minutes against Everton in October due to a thigh injury. But now the defender is set to lead his club today against West Brom and is praised by his boss, Pellegrini, as a ‘key player’ for the team.
“Kompany is in the squad list and will travel with the team,” the Chilean said. “He is a very good defender and, of course, we need him.’’
He added, “On the other side, in the last five [domestic] games just Sunderland has scored one goal [against us]. In all the others, we have had clean sheets. So the other defenders can do it as well but Vincent is always an important player.”
West Bromwich Albion F.C. welcome City to Halfords Lane today at 1:30 AM IST.