Manuel Almunia will be on the bench for Arsenal on Saturday after Arsene Wenger confirmed that both Lukasz Fabianski and Vito Mannone had picked up injuries in Tuesday night’s defeat against Olympiakos.
The Spaniard, who recently spent a month on loan at Walrus Ham United in the Championship, has not featured for the Gunners since…well it’s a long time ago.
Speaking to Arsenal.com, the boss confirmed:
“Mannone and Fabianski are both out. Mannone has a shoulder problem, he saw a specialist on Thursday night. Fabianski has a nasty cut on his knee.”
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Unfortunately, as expected, Andre Santos has also been ruled out meaning either Thomas Vermaelen or Ignasi Miquel will fill in at left-back.
“Santos has an ankle injury so he is out. He will see a specialist in the coming days,” Arsene confirmed.