Monday, May 16, 2022

Jenkinson out, Vermaelen, Diaby and Gibbs need two weeks

Carl Jenkinson looks unlikely to be available for Arsene Wenger this weekend after picking up a knee injury against Marseille.

The young right-back was forced from the field of play on Wednesday night after a swashbuckling display and was replaced by Johan Djourou. The Swiss now looks likely to continue in the position against Stoke City on Sunday with Bacary Sagna sidelined until after Christmas.

“We don’t know yet but it is very unlikely he will be available for Sunday,” Wenger told the Arsenal website about Jenkinson. ”He is having a scan and we will know some time on Friday.”

Elsewhere in the brand new medical centre at London Colney it appears a two week return date is the common theme.

Long-term absentees Thomas Vermaelen and Abou Diaby have both been tipped for first team action in a fortnight, while Kieran Gibbs’ also looks likely to have healed in that time.

“[Vermaelen] will be back in full training on Friday. It is 10 days to two weeks for him. Diaby is getting better but is not available to play yet. He’s probably back in around two weeks – he is just a fraction behind Vermaelen.

“[Gibbs] is nothing bad but he is one or two weeks out.”

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H.P Arsecraft

I`ts a great word and sounds very arsenalish but what is swashbuckling?


Think Errol Flynn mate, the ultimate swasher of buckles!!


swashbuckleswôSHˌbəkəl, ˈswäSH-|
verb [ no obj. ] (usu. as adj. swashbuckling)
engage in daring and romantic adventures with ostentatious bravado or flamboyance: a crew of swashbuckling buccaneers.

Dave Gooner

I thought Djourou did really really well when he came on on Weds for Carl, (who I also thought did very well). Nice for both players, who were getting a bit of stick. Including from me in Djourou’s case – but as a Gooner I am always happy when a player proves concerned fans wrong. I hope Weds was a good confidence booster for Djourou, and he starts looking comfortable playing for us again.. Because there are few teams I want to beat as much as these bunch of knuckle draggers on Sunday. Come on you Gunners – kick the… Read more »

Red Fred

Maybe we could get Eboue on loan

[…] team news by Arsene has revealed that Jenkinson is out, as we all know, along with Gibbs.Vermaelen and Diaby are also 2-3 weeks away from a return, but […]

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