Arsenal Women’s German international Tabea Kemme has undergone surgery for a small tear on her meniscus. Kemme’s Arsenal career has been blighted by knee injuries since joining the club last summer.
She tore her meniscus badly in spring 2018 after she had already agreed the move to North London. She made her comeback at the beginning of this year, but was plagued by another setback, forcing her to miss the rest of her first season.
Kemme played 45 minutes in the Emirates Cup match against Bayern Munich in July, but hasn’t taken part in any pre-season matches since. The club have confirmed that she has again undergone surgery on her knee.
“Tabea Kemme underwent knee surgery to remove a small tear in her meniscus last week,” a club statement read. “The surgery went well and she has already started her rehabilitation. We’re all wishing Tabea a speedy recovery – and hope to see her back in action as soon as possible.”
Tabi signed a two-year contract in the summer of 2018 and there is no scope for an extension because she is on a two-year leave of absence from the Potsdam police. It seems increasingly likely that Arsenal will never get to see the full range of Kemme’s talents- Tabea has played in every outfield position for her country and won an Olympic gold medal with Germany at the 2016 games.