Wenger turns to Santos as fatigue hits Gibbs’ groin

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Arsene Wenger has confirmed that Kieran Gibbs will miss tomorrow’s Premier League showdown at Wolves with a tired crotch.  The England under-21 international will be joined on the sidelines by Gervinho, still suffering from an ankle knock, although the boss was unusually quick to rule in the possibility of a return to the squad for both Ju Young Park and Seb Squillaci.

Speaking to Arsenal.com, Wenger gave an update on the status of his squad:

“Gibbs is out with a fatigue of his groin, so Santos is back. Koscielny is of course suspended for two games and Gervinho is ruled out with an ankle problem. Squillaci and Park come in. The squad is quite easy to pick because all the players available are in.

“Gibbs is short-term, it is more fatigue than an injury. Santos comes straight back.

“Gervinho is short-term as well. He had a test today which was not completely satisfying but he is not far.”

Arseblog News relayed reports from Germany earlier which claimed that Per Mertesacker could return to training later this week. Asked about the progress of his German international, the boss played down an imminent return stating: “No, no, no, he is still in Germany for his rehab and he is starting his running but he is not back in training. He is fine though.”

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Dr. Dwazza

Should masturbate less.

Cromulus

I want to like this, but the anti-masturbation advice is tough to take.

AMURICAH

Gibbs is hurt again? WENGER OUT!!!!

Master Bates

I blame the Board

Ebouefan

Blame it on Eboue.

AMURICAH

Ramsey’s fault?

Highberry

Defiantly.

Peter

I blame the bossa nova.

Bunburyist

Denilson’s fault. Everything is Denilson’s fault.

Pigeonpants

We all should

vaders_grandfather

Maybe the Coq frimponged him.

It was not Dench.

aegooner

Fatigued eh? Probably pulled it with the missus in some post citeh ‘celebrations’

StrongTackleBacarySagna

The “cuddly maverick” gets the nod.

May he run about and shush other annoying players in the League.

Cygan's Left Foot

The only gay I have seen to hug Arsene that tight since birth after the TV goal against Newcastle!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

If Wolves played like gays, we have the right gay to punish them and score.

Master Bates

Oh well Santos will do , we will be fine gays

AMURICAH

I really like watching santos play, and on top of that he seems like a nice gay

StrongTackleBacarySagna

He’s humble and works hard. Doesn’t make much out of himself. He’s just another gay in the dressing room, it seems.

[How far can we take this joke?]

iSayed

What joke? He’s a good gay, they’re all good gays in fact.
Apart from Nasree. He’s a cnut.

feygooner

Nasri is a lesbian. He’s a different kind of gay.

schoolboy

oh..now I get it why he got this slick hairstyle

Kenyangooner

hehehe…nice one gays, Santos to score tomorow nite…

Rad Carrot

Happy with Santos playing, that’s why we have two full-backs for both positions. I mean, can you imagine what would happen if we had ALL FOUR full-backs out?!

Oh. Right.

Master Bates

now worries , we have a very versatile Coq

Rad Carrot

I see what you did there. I love Coq, he’s one of the good gays.

Xavier

This gay is ok. Atleast he can take pressure at the back unlike some other gays like gibbs.(HAHAHAHA, GET IT?)

Nigerian Gunner

No problem with the gay coming in for Gibbs, he is jst as good. Imagine us having 2 effective strikers as we have left backs.

Srbistuta

Not sure if I like our Coq more than our gays… :frystare:

Fatgooner

“…Squillaci and Park come in…”

Oh no!

SmokinGunner

Sooo Santos hit Gibbs?

count

Nobody worried abt squillaci coming in?

Matt F

Great photo. How many hamstrings does he have?!

Goonerhaea

haha Explains the injuries

Andeeeeee

Djourou is surely gunna play!? No disrespect to squid but his actually kinda garbage! Hope wenger doesnt start ramsey on the wing! I like the las and think he has lots o talant but his just wasted out there! Chamberlain to start from the off! It is wolves surely he’ll get a game!

Oleg Luzhny

Szczesny
Sagna – Djourou – Vermaelen – Santos
Arteta – Song – Rosicky or Ramsey
Walcott – RvP – Ox

That’s what I predict, which isn’t too difficult to pick! I think some could use a rest, but they don’t play again until Monday so I think it will be the usual suspects.

brad

Tomorrows line up will be as follow:

SCZC
BAC DOJ VERM SANTOS
MIKEL SONG
THOMAS
WALCOTT PARK
PERSIE

Wenger said Park might play tomorrow.

ggggggoooooooooonnnnnnneeeeeeeerrrr

shouldn’t be playing so much with the Coq

Cygan's Third Leg

The is the right gay for the job.

Touraine Gooner

Santos on the overlap….
Chase me, chase me !

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Casual Observer

Damn. Check out the definition on Gibbo’s quads/hamstring. First Pires, then Arteta, now this!?

Matt

Like how come of you gays still put Santos at left back. I guarantee you he will be up front 90% of the time 🙂

NYJokey

Santos is good enough only the midfielders need to cover him when he overlaps. He is a good attacker with great passing ability.

NYJokey

I predict Szczesny, Verm, Djo, Sagna,Santos, Song, Arteta,Oz, Rosicky, Walcott & VanP

Cromulus

I’m pretty sure this gay will attack well from the back. Just a feeling I get, is all.