Wednesday, December 6, 2023

Injury worries ahead of international break

Arsene Wenger has some injury worries ahead of the new season with players heading away, or not as it turns out, on international duty.

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain was withdrawn from the England squad this morning having suffered an ankle problem during yesteday’s 4-0 win over FC Koln. He received treatment during the first half and clearly the issue is bad enough to preclude him for playing for England, but hopefully it’s precautionary more than anything else.

Meanwhile, new France boss Didier Deschamps has cast doubt over Laurent Koscielny’s involvement in Wednesday’s friendly against Uruguay as the defender arrives as Clairefontaine with a calf problem. France Football quote Deschamps saying, “He will have a test in the afternoon but at the moment the injury will compromise his participation in the game”.

Update: Koscielny has been officially withdrawn from the France squad.

With Mikel Arteta sitting out the FC Koln game due to a knock he picked up in training, the Arsenal manager will be biting his nails this week hoping nobody else finds their way onto the sick list.

With Jack Wilshere, Emmanuel Frimpong and Bacary Sagna all ruled out of the start of the season, and beyond, Wenger can’t afford to see too many of options sidelined.

We should get full clarification of the injury situation later in the week.

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the only sam is nelson

oh yes, the new season is so close…. bring it on

come on you rip roaring glorious golden gunners




Since I can’t scream in my office, so I have to release it here.
COME OooooN!!!

This has to be the most asinine international friendly schedule in asinine international friendly schedule history.

Clumpy Joe

Or at least since last year.


Arggh. FFS. Why does it seem that the Arsenal has more than its fair share of injuries?
On the bright side, we now have strength and depth. No Kos, we’ll have Mert! No Ox, we’ll have Santi! No Arteta, we’ll have Diaby!

Come On You Beautiful Gooners


Agreed, how good is it to have depth?

A. Usmanov

Better than Karma Sutric Sex but worse than my favourite episode of the simpsons, you know the one where lisa and Mr. Burns team up and Mr. burns gets his fortune back.

Dean '67

Team family guy here.

Stewie: Mom, mom, mom, mommy
Mom, mum, mum, mommy
Mama, mum, mama, mum
Lois: what?
Stewie: hi (skeddadles away).


Very true, though one position I find a tad worrying is RB. Sagna is out (until September, apparently), so we’ll be relying on Jenkinson or Coquelin. Based on pre-season, I’d say it’s more likely Jenkinson, though I’d prefer the Coq. Don’t get me wrong. I love Jenkinson, he will always give 100%, but at this point in his development, I’d rather he wasn’t the immediate contingency plan in the absence of Sagna. Yennaris was impressive yesterday, but again, he’s still quite raw. I like my understudies medium to medium well done. Is there a chance we’ll strengthen this area before… Read more »


Very likely that we will strengthen on the right, but nothing wrong with using a little Coq every now and then


Also, we’ve got Yennaris who has looked pretty sharp. Playing in big games ain’t nothing to him anymore.


Don’t forget me!!

Gutbukkit Deffrolla

The week is up! How come you’re still here?


Arteta, Chamberlain and Koscileny all have “knocks” which will keep them out of the pointless, boring, evil, knee-twanging friendlies but hopefully leave them fighting fit for Sunderland? Hmm…

Ace McGoldrick

To be fair Arteta has never played for the Spain national team so his knock is probably genuine.


True. Bugger.



For us for a change.


L.A.N.I. Yay football’s back


Well we can’t expect no injuries but how great is it that we have suitable replacements for our injured lot. The only concern for me is at fullback but everywhere else looks pretty good


I know this sounds crazy…but I feel like with this years squad, we might actually be able to cope well with a few injuries.


I think Arsenal have the most depth in midield across the entire league. Arteta, Song, Cazorla, Diaby, Wilshere, Coquelin, Rosicky, Ox (if deployed there), Ramsey…that’s a lot of mixing and matching. Compared to others, I like that…no over reliance on any player!

Red Cannon

Yeah. And many of those players can play out wide if needed. Good deal. I like our depth!

Dean '67

Van persie you will get through this injury…….relax, we will continue to pay you coz we believe you’re gunner be great for us one day.

Van persie we will stand by you through this ‘rape’ allegations just focus on your fitness.

Fast forward 2012….a cunt was be born.

Gutbukkit Deffrolla

If women ran the country “prick” would be the nastiest insult around.

But why, in a male dominated world, is “cunt” the worst? We all like “cunt” don’t we?

Capital One Cup is NOT satisfying my need for football. Only Arsenal will do!!!


Dean what you sprayin’ bruv.


I think he´s got some abandonment issues, not sure…


If Koscielny has a calf problem why is he even going?

Every time these articles come up I gain more respect for Joachim Low for leaving Podolski and BFG out of German’s squad. Class act!

This has to be one of the worst timed international breaks ever.


Fuck these useless friendlies.


Ahhhh, krispy new injuries to tide over. New season must be imminent


Wonder what’s going to happen if RVP gets stretchered off during the international friendly playing for the orange? Guess he’d have a huge pack of humble pie all over his mouth.


Why can’t I shake off this feeling that RVP is going to come back injured, Oh well that means end of transfer saga


It would be an hilarious return to form, for a player who has us gasping every time he goes in for a 50/50.

Best case scenario, he scores a hatrick (left foot, right foot , header) then banjaxes his ligaments and is out for a month or 2.

That would absolutely sum up his arsenal career and show any future buyers what they would be getting themselves in for.


Err, not quite. Best case scenario is an injury that keeps him out until the 2nd of September, frankly.


fair play , not for us. but as an xample of van persie’s arsenal career

Mikel, Andre's Best Friend

Wouldn’t wish harm for players, i.e. injuries even if I dislike them i.e. Piers Morgan twat


think you’re missing my point. him scoring and going off injured would sum him up.. brilliant talent, just a bad tackle or pitch divot away from months out


Anyone else want to see any “hard” challenges from Vermaelen on RvP during their friendly?!


Nope. I want him to come back unharmed. This way we can sell him for the most possible amount. Then, he can have his leg torn off in the next match he plays.


Sometimes I wonder of Wenger is being sly in a Pythenesque way: “Oh, you can’t have so-and-so. Someone turned him into a newt.” Then when so-and-so plays for us on Saturday Wengef explains, “Oh, he got better.”

Merlin's Panini

it’s almost Like A New Season…


What’s with Tomas Rosicky? Any news?


Well, I got a hair cut


According to the dotcom, AW said that he would be out for 6-8 weeks 3 weeks ago. You do the maths.

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“…friendly against Uruguay as the defender arrives as Clairefontaine with a calf problem.”

Does he always turn up for international duty dressed as a bird?


Could RVP and/or Arsenal as that he not be played in the friendly in order to avoid injury that would definitely ruin any transfers? I mean, RVP has stated he wants a transfer and surely with his injury record it’s gotta be in his mind. I’d think he’d ask to not be played much if at all knowing the possible outcome.


Well diaby got a call up? Yes!, from his doctors though.

The Professional

Don’t worry Wenger has got this.


Yes, yes he did.

[…] Santi Cazorla, for example, in Puerto Rico with Spain which means he won’t be back in England until late Thursday, at the earliest, casting into doubt his full participation in Saturday’s opener with Sunderland. It makes the gesture of Joachim Low, who left out Podolksi and Mertesacker for the sake of their club careers, even more worthy. And it wouldn’t be a Printerlull (pre-season Interlull, not when the paper gets jammed) without some injury worries. […]

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