Thursday, July 7, 2022

Djourou and Koscielny fit, but Vermaelen ‘a little doubt’ for United

Arsene Wenger has confirmed this afternoon that both Johan Djourou and Tomas Rosicky will be available for Sunday’s match against Manchester United, while French centre-back Laurent Koscielny is also in contention.

Worries remain though about the fitness of Thomas Vermaelen after the Belgian picked up a knock in Wednesday’s match against Udinese.

Midfield pair Abou Diaby and Jack Wilshere are not expected to be available for several more weeks, Kieran Gibbs is still sidelined with a hamstring problem while Sebastian Squillaci is struggling with a troublesome calf (I recognise this makes him sound like a vet).

Arsenal will also be without Alex Song, Emmanuel Frimpong and Gervinho who are all suspended.

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Mr Teddy Ears

I will play if they need me


As long as you don’t use us as a stepping stone to man shitty.

Lord Teddy Ears

Only if you promise never to call me lady flower

Granite Gooner

I’m slow but could happily kick Rooney

Mr Teddy Ears

I will steal his hair gel that will teach him

Rectum Spectrum

just wave pieces of raw steak from the stands each time he’s shaping to shoot


But according to .com Frimpong is not one of the suspended ones. Atleast in “team news”?????

Mr Teddy Ears

Dont get that didnt he almost break aggers leg ?

Shame he didnt do it to Nasri the big mouthed lady flower


It was Lucas. His first booking was rediculous but eventually I think it saved him from a straight red, which the challenge was worthy of. 1 game instead of 3

Lord Teddy Ears

If Lucas had a car stereo in his hand I would have recognised him but without that all scousers look the same sorry for the mistake.


As long as you manage to slide and NOT miss the ball whilst simultaneously picking up an injury, you’ve got my support over djourou

Mr Teddy Ears

deal so what will the Lord Ears chant be ?

Who ate all the pies you fat bastard is not an option


He played against united and nasri’s still a cunt, oh Teddy Teddy….

Mr Teddy Ears

I am so proud ok got my boots and the dubbing ready


Is it not easier to list who is actually available? 😉


Thank god no Squillaci ,I bet Rooney is gutted

Dan it up

I think Wenger kicks Squillers dodgy calf every morning just to make sure.


Isn’t it very obvious that we’re desperately in need of a proper left back? Gibbs won’t stay fit to play more than 20 games/season and Traore wasn’t really good enough for Pompey…


maybe wenger would give landsbury a chance for this match. there are rumors that djourou would play in DM position should both vermaelen and koscielny fit to play. but since it’s still early of the season, i think wenger could take a risk and let landsbury have his chance.

Eric Irish gunner

Wacko jacko nani could hurt us down the left,i reckon a carragher tackle in the first minute will do,the manc pricks. Na£si is a cunt

micky readman

young will be on the left, nani on the right.

Eric Irish gunner

Ment our left micky our weak side


the way it’s looking we really will have to park the bus in front of goal sunday, i hope it’s a big one!!!


Seems to me a lot of what got us through the other night was the attitude of some of these youngsters, who actually wanna play for The Arse.

Lansbury’s always struck me as that type, so why not give him a go? Under better circumstances and with the optimum squad strength it’d be nuts, but needs must right now.

Ivan Itchianus

I agree but why are we in a needs must situation, when we have so much money in the bank?


There’s the £80m question fella.

Eric Irish gunner

6 million for cahill come on arsenal you can’t use the 1 year left on his contract as excuse after what we got for the cunt na£ri throw in fucking NB


It also makes us look like a bunch of scratchers with double standards. I’m in no way comparing the Cahill bid as reported with the actions of the Cuntalans over Cesc, but if I were in Bolton’s clogs, I’d right now be thinking a Northern version of CUoCO (Ct’UoCt’O?)


Wenger will play alumnia Infront of the back 4. He will continue his obsession to play players out of position


He can’t be any fucking worse than when he plays behind the back four.

Eric Irish gunner

Haha true

Dan it up

LOL. Well said!


You know reading thinking of our likely xi for the utdshit game is enough to cure constipation.


So who is going to start the EVRA IS A CUNT chant on Sunday considering he is the reason why Nasri wanted to leave at first

Lord Teddy Ears

I am going to squeeze his balls until they pop when Arsene put me in goal on Sunday and call him a stinky french lady flower Evra that is not Arsene

Or I may just say “Oi Frenchy your are a real smelly Nasri you are”

Nasri will never be a Galácticos he is nothing more than a Garlicticos


I’d be happy to take a draw with all the injuries we’ve got at the moment. Hopefully Verm is fit, and if so i’d like to see this team.


But I think we’ll play



As long as Squillaci will not be on the match sheet, it sounds like a blessing for the team. I wish he stays out until the final days of his contract.

Save 75 cents

I wish we would play Lansbury more. He is fantastic. He makes great runs and is always working to get into space between the lines. Good bit of pace also. The kid loves The Arse!


Love Lansbury to play and score to see that crazy goal celebration of his and to piss off man u ……..nasri is a cunt see him on sky sports news totally going back on what he said the first time round cunty bollocks

Eric Irish gunner

Ye cunt


Verm is a little doubt! So will see him for start of next season.

[…] has been some team updates by Wenger. Koscielny and Djourou are back, while the usual injured parties Wilshere, Diaby, Gibbs and […]

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