Bayern Munich midfielder Franck Ribery will be sidelined from the first-leg of his club’s Champions League last 16 match at Arsenal following a buttock surgery.
The Bavarian giants say the 30-year-old midfielder will return to training next week.
The German and European champions face Arsenal at the Emirate Stadium on 19 February before the return leg on 11 March.
Ribery Will Not Feature Against Arsenal at the Emirate Stadium.
Ribery was nominated for the 2013 Ballon d’Or following his contribution to Bayern’s treble-winning campaign in the previous season.