Podolski to miss 3 weeks, concerns over Wilshere and Ramsey

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Arsene Wenger has confirmed that Lukas Podolski will miss the North London derby, and at least three weeks, after picking up a hamstring strain against Fenerbahce this evening.

The German international pulled up early in the second half and was replaced by Kieran Gibbs. Afterwards, the Arsenal manager said, “That’s a negative of tonight. We paid a heavy price on the injury front because we lost Podolski. He is out 21 days.”

There are also concerns over Aaron Ramsey who left the field early with what was suggested to be a groin problem, although he did appear to be moving freely after the game.

Jack Wilshere, who found himself targetted quite deliberately by the visitors in the final quarter of the game, may have an ankle problem but both he and Ramsey will be assessed properly tomorrow.

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damien joyce

Good job Sanogo and Ryo got some minutes then

Andy Mack
Andy Mack

It’s a shame Dench didn’t get a run out.

damien joyce

probably busy posting anti-na$ri vids

Daft Aider
Daft Aider

Even if it was to just lay one on Meireles or Alves 😉

Saurabh
Saurabh

Hope it is nothing serious.. But we are surely going to miss Poldi’s lethal finishing.

jack jack jack
jack jack jack

We surely will. We’ll also miss out if Santi is moved out wide, he’s been absolutely scintillating through the middle.

dan
dan

16th CL appearance in a row, Wenger out!!!

davidnewzealand
davidnewzealand

16 years of participating, four times competing and 100% failure to win.
4th place is 4th place. Lets show some ambition and sign top quality and win the ECL.

Johnnnycakes
Johnnnycakes

Not like you to be giving out, Dave from Newzealand.

DR
DR

Podolski was great today. Even he did not score his passing and control were brilliant. And he got us the 2nd goal. This is just plain sad when everything had been going good.

DR
DR

Even though*

Vinayak

I dont think he was great today, but he wasnt bad either. He worked hard and ran too fast than usual which got him the hamstring injury and he didnt get us the 2nd Goal it was Gibbs who gave the assist.

jack jack jack
jack jack jack

I think he meant the first goal, which he set up with a wonderful run and pass for Theo.

DR
DR

Yes. My bad.

Daft Aider
Daft Aider

There is still time for Arsene to pull his finger out – and signing Gareth Barry and/or a Park like signing wouldn’t be so much pulling the finger out as it would be sticking it up at the fans

Bacary's right leg
Bacary's right leg

Ramsey and Wilshere will be fine in time for sunday I guess.. but Pod’s a big miss especially since there is no Chambo as well

Redondante
Redondante

Very true – but was I alone in thinking that the Monreal-Gibbs partnership worked extremely well? Both have fantastic technique, they’re good crossers, they rarely lose the ball, and they would obviously work well defensively. It’s got to be a good option in case of injuries.

davidnewzealand
davidnewzealand

Good point. Versatile 🙂

Gooner of Navarone
Gooner of Navarone

In fact, I think Wenger mentioned that right after he signed Monreal that both he and Gibbs can play together. Gibbs is a decent attacker.

WengersNoseHair
WengersNoseHair

Gibbs is good in midfield, but has nowhere near anything like the finishing that Poldi has, who can also take free kicks and 100% German efficiency in penalties.

dan
dan

and since when Does Walcott know how to place free kicks, since when can Ramsey finish superbly. Wenger out now!!!!

Arsene's Nose
Arsene's Nose

Wonder How much the Spuds paid Fener for those challenges on wilshere?

goonerdal
goonerdal

Harry, harry Redknapp.

steve
steve

Player finds their form and is suddenly struck by injury. Sounds like the arsenal way.

Daft Aider
Daft Aider

A case of the Diabes

Kebabs
Kebabs

*Diabytes

brooklyngooner
brooklyngooner

Fenerbahce should lose their case and be banned next year just for the shit performance they put in and for fouling our players instead of playing football.

Gooner of Navarone
Gooner of Navarone

They are like a Turkish Stoke City.

LG
LG

Our team could be a little experimental come the derby then! Let’s hope they get themselves fit!

Aamir
Aamir

I would love for this group of players to thrash Spuds and their new signings. (Even they admit that they have signed too many players) And then shortly after, Arsenal announce 3-4 top quality signings.

dan
dan

I can’t seem to understand why bruno alves didn’t get a yellow card given how much he abuse Willshere tonight.

WengersNoseHair
WengersNoseHair

Especially strange considering it was a Spanish ref. In Spain you’re not allowed to breathe too hard on an opponent.

goonerdal
goonerdal

DI MARIA!!!!!!!

Greg
Greg

Great to be in it again but are we serious contenders? No

Will we invest in order to improve our chances? No

penfield
penfield

Easy with the optimism there, buddy!

JW
JW

Hope Ozil is registered in time for Sunday then

Mate Kiddleton
Mate Kiddleton

Does that mean Ryo will get some game time?

goonerdal
goonerdal

No, anything else miss?

Alebelly
Alebelly

Surely we won’t play the Gibbs/Monreal left flank. So I think Cazorla will be moved out to the left and Rosicky will drop back in the hole for the Spuds game.

goonero
goonero

assuming we dont make any additions beforehand…which would be fucking madness.

muchadoaboutnot
muchadoaboutnot

With all these injury news after this game, we can assume transfer day deadline deals looming in typical Wenger fashion.

satchboogie
satchboogie

It would have been better to start ryo or/and nogo. That’s when young players play with a sense of urgency. But when the jobs already done. No pressure, no problem, let’s take a walk.

godonner
godonner

Loads more injury’s loads of time to make signins

Petit's Handbag
Petit's Handbag

A couple of signings (Two being optimistic) just to have on the bench for Sunday are needed.
Listening to those clowns tonight on ITV was a struggle, every commentator keeps saying we need players, but they all have different opinions on what we need.
Mainly because they’re all a bit tick frankly

Paz

Ian Wright a clown your a tool

trevornazi
trevornazi

you mean the same ian who left us cause he didnt like eating brocolli ?

the one who went to benfica after we won the double ?

the one whose been talking shit about arsenal ever since wenger rejected his son ?

you mean the one who couldnt get a job in football after his playing days and gets handouts from media to talk shit about Arsenal ?

yes he is a clown and should keep his mouth shut.

gooner odst
gooner odst

Wait 21 days is….~mumble~ mumble~ +1 carry the 4 * √3 ~mumble~…

‘2 to 3 weeks’. damn. Its these types of performances that give confidence to future run outs and i think Poldi did alright in terms of turning and running at defence/ taking initiative. Probably his best overall game this season.

Sharaz
Sharaz

Hmm rambo and jack both out injured, i’ve heard that arsene joined in the training game and was decent in the middle. Maybe the utility man he is talking about…is himself!!!

goonerdal
goonerdal

I’m sorry but looks like this is the only way we are going to buy players, no panic buys the man has got 5 day to go about his work and recruit some quality players.

Get Cabaye, Di maria, [insert striker name] and possibly an experienced but versatile DM cum CB.

Arsefanatical
Arsefanatical

RAMBO is Possessed at the momment

Champs Magnetiques
Champs Magnetiques

We are looking into bringing in a very special exorcist before monday. Of course, we will be discreet about this…

SB
SB

Shit!

Arsefanatical
Arsefanatical

RAMBO is Possessed at the moment

muchadoaboutnot
muchadoaboutnot

Juan Mata!!!

CescuallyFrustrated
CescuallyFrustrated

Would have not said this 6 months ago, but damn we NEED Ramsey. The guy is in the form of his life.

Suleiman
Suleiman

gud job guys

gooner paulie
gooner paulie

Lets see how we do against the first decent team we’ve played in ages on Sunday before we start passing round the bubbly shall we? As for big signings they are none coming none. Wenger out!

oh robin
oh robin

The future of arsenal’s midfield lies with wilshere and ramsey, great to see rambo playing so well and wilshere will soon be back to his top hopefully, wenger should try to protect them like precious gems

Dinho

This core of players with a few real stars and a few quality squad players could achieve some great things. Fingers crossed additions are acquired.

Previgo
Previgo

What took us so long to enquire for toby anderweireld? Wow all the ramsey haters are now crying out for ramsey, i just wonder how the people who believed in him even after the early periods of last season would feel..e.g ME, well i feel like my instincts always proves to be the best. Ramsey apparently worths ÂŁ35m now, hey! Do not spread that price less you recieve a ÂŁ40m bid from bayern munich or utd..LOL. Coyg

Yawe
Yawe

I nearly got tears in my eyes when he broke his legs, now I nearly got tears in my eyes looking at his form today.

2013-2014 = 2003=2004
2013-2014 = 2003=2004

Even Ryo did well with a wicked cross across goal to Jenks! Poor Jenks – who is still gagging for his 1st goal in an Arsenal shirt – couldn’t have made contact any sweeter but nice save by Turkish GK.

Sanogo good effort but you gotta hit the target son.

Wish Gnabry would’ve gotten a chance to come on as sub today as well. If Wilshere and/or Ramsey do miss the NLD then Gnabry’s got a role to play against Spuds.

Sep 1st is NLD < Sep 2nd is transfer-deadline day. Sadly it looks like our player purchases depend on Spud Levy selling Bale to Madrid which means there ain't gonna be any signings until after Spuds.

Footatability

On the bright side (relative to our dark summer lol) we have made the champions league and all our injuries are happening in the transfer window to gives a quick up he bum and become active.

But still I would of loveed Podoloski to launch one top corner against sp*rs 🙁

WengersNoseHair
WengersNoseHair

I think that chap’s name is Podloski. Or, er, maybe Podolosoki.

Denchilinho
Denchilinho

Ok! Wenger said nothing will be done before this game, and nothing was done. Dick is in town, now let’s get things done like we mean business.

No more low-balling and derisory bids.

Paz

we need Rooney

Paz

we need Rooney, fellani, and a decent keeper

javis
javis

Fuck me we could really do with Poldi on Sunday, getting stretched now. I’m confident of a win still but it won’t be easy, Santi out to the left and Rosicky back to tip of the midfield three..

Arseblood
Arseblood

I fear the scum….help me.

N85
N85

Seriously wtf was going on with the assaults on Wilshere. I know he always gets targeted but in a dead rubber like tonight? Why potentially ruin/adversely affect a fellow professionals career like that.

CharlieGeorge
CharlieGeorge

I was sat with a spuds fan this evening (I’m a whore where beer is concerned) and he seemed so disorientated. I don’t think he knew you could watch football on a Tuesday. Bless

toby
toby

Funny how people get excited over a fuckin shit team like Fenerbache,we finish the game with less players than we started,plus we got those dicks from down the road this weekend,marvelous, so new signing, squad is as thin as ever what a joke,we better win over the weekend or wengers nuts will be well and truly roasted in the press and by the fans!

Mind u if we lose at least he will 100 percent bring out the cheque book.

Lockednloaded
Lockednloaded

as long as we don’t give those cunts a chance to dive in the box we should be ok Sunday since they can’t score with the ball moving since ape boy isn’t playing for them at the moment

toby
toby

oh i forgot the apes for sale ahah nice one

Eiregun

Sanogo did well with passes for Ramseys 2nd wonderful goal

Podolski
Podolski

Silver lining about Podolski, might only miss one PL game with the interlull after the Tottenfuck game

Arsene's Hot Thighs
Arsene's Hot Thighs

We’ll miss the power of that left foot!