Arsenal players acknowledged Jurrien Timber before their Monday night victory at Crystal Palace

Prior to Monday night’s victory against Crystal Palace, Arsenal players made particular notice of Jurrien Timber.

After sustaining a catastrophic knee injury on his home debut last weekend, the new Gunners signing could be forced to miss the whole season.

Although Timber, 22, just recently joined Arsenal and was not travelling with the club to Selhurst Park, his teammates made sure he wasn’t forgotten before the game began.

Club captain Martin Odegaard touched the Dutchman by holding up Timber’s No. 12 jersey during the team’s pre-game line-up.

Before the Gunners kicked off, TV cameras missed the action, but after the game, the team reunited in the locker room for another picture wearing Timber’s jersey.

Following a foul on Eddie Nketiah, Odegaard converted the game’s lone penalty to give Arsenal a 1-0 victory in south London.

Takehiro Tomiyasu, the player who replaced Timber, received two yellow cards in the second half. The second booking was especially severe since it came from little touch with Palace forward Jordan Ayew.

Oleksandr Zinchenko, looking to take up the left-back duties in Timber’s absence, came off the bench late in the game for his first appearance since May.

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