Bayern's Shaqiri to miss Arsenal UCL clash

Xherdan Shaqiri will miss this week's Champions League clash with Arsenal after suffering a thigh injury in Saturday's win over Freiburg.

Bayern Munich's Swiss midfielder Xherdan Shaqiri (L) and his teammate Bayern Munich's Dutch midfielder Arjen Robben

The Switzerland international scored twice in the 4-0 victory but limped out of the action just after the hour mark and Bayern confirmed after the match he would not be fit for either Wednesday's last-16 first-leg trip to Arsenal or next weekend's league match against Hannover.

The reigning European champions said on their official website: "Xherdan Shaqiri scored his first Bundesliga brace in the 4-0 victory over Freiburg, but there was a bitter aftertaste to the afternoon for the Swiss schemer as he was forced off with injury after 61 minutes.

"A post-match medical showed that the player ruptured a muscle in the back of his right thigh.

"Shaq will now definitely miss the Champions League round of 16 first leg away to Arsenal on Wednesday and the following Sunday's Bundesliga trip to Hannover."

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