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Injury crisis is worrying + young gun insults Wenger

In Arsenal FC, Exclusives on April 10, 2009 by Highbury N5 Editor Tagged: , , , , ,

Happy bank holiday, but this won’t make for happy reading.

As we already guessed, William Gallas will be out for the season after that accident against Villarreal. It has been confirmed that it is indeed medial knee ligament damage and that is not a few weeks on the sidelines, its months. As it turns out we have also lost Almunia for what looks like three weeks with an ankle injury that was originally sustained from that despicable excuse for a human being…El Hadji Diouf.

Gael Clichy is also going to be on the sidelines for a couple of weeks with a back injury sustained in Tuesday’s game as well…  At this rate Bakary Sagna’s head is going to fall off after the Wigan game whilst Kolo Toure suffers an influx of Gout after next weeks return leg in the Champions League.

Wenger said this at his press conference yesterday:

“Gallas is a quick recoverer but we think he will be short to come back before the end of the season, It’s a big, big blow but that’s where the squad come in. I believe as well we have lost Manuel Almunia for three weeks and we lost Gael Clichy for two weeks with a back problem. We lost three players on Tuesday night so we have to once again rely on the depth in the squad – that is quite strong. As well we have to rely on our mental strength because until now we have dealt well with all our injury problems. Robin van Persie and Eduardo will have tests tomorrow morning. They might be available. And of course we have Andrey Arshavin available for Saturday.”

This could not come at a worse time. We could face Man United potentially FOUR more times this season, add that to two clashes against Chelsea (exc. CL) and a game against Liverpool (exc. CL), it means we need our strongest defence out there. With all due respect to Kolo, Sagna et.al. Gallas is our best defender, he is better than Kolo, better than Bakary, better than Gael, Djourou and Silvestre. Its a massive loss. In my view no player has redeemed himself more this season than Willy Gallas.

Take a look at the oncoming fixtures:

Saturday, 11 April 2009
Barclays Premier League
Wigan v Arsenal, 15:00


Wednesday, 15 April 2009
UEFA Champions League
Arsenal v Villarreal, (agg 1-1), QF, L2, 19:45


Saturday, 18 April 2009
The FA Cup sponsored by E.ON
Arsenal v Chelsea, SF, 17:15


Tuesday, 21 April 2009
Barclays Premier League
Liverpool v Arsenal, 20:00


Sunday, 26 April 2009
Barclays Premier League
Arsenal v Middlesbrough, 13:30


Saturday, 02 May 2009
Barclays Premier League
Portsmouth v Arsenal, 15:00


Sunday, 10 May 2009
Barclays Premier League
Arsenal v Chelsea, 16:00


Saturday, 16 May 2009
Barclays Premier League
Man Utd v Arsenal, 12:45

Add to that a potential CL Semi Final tie against Porto or Man Utd  on the 29th April and 5th May and you can see the task ahead of us.

Its humongous.

Onto a certain Paul Rodgers now (see profile), he is currently on loan at Northampton Town FC.

He was seen out on the town and when approached, Rodgers was asked what he though of Wenger. His reply was: ‘he is a cunt’. The reasoning behind this was: ‘he is always hanging around Adebayor’, he also took the time to call Cesc a ‘legend’.

Its disappointing to hear, it really is. Some people do not know when they are well off. It seems he is also on a mission to impress by claiming Villa are after him… This is a player League 2 sides turned down when they were offered his services.

Right, hopefully tomorrow there will be some better news. Enjoy your day off.

’til then.

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16 Responses to “Injury crisis is worrying + young gun insults Wenger”

  1. What a bastard!! paul you are a fucking loser.and dont expect to return to the Emirates!!! Ungrateful whore!!

  2. its gonna be tough, but so too for the other teams. It could really, really be worse. Just look at the Toon – marching from one black and white calamity to the next. Still, losing three of our first defensive numbers is dire – it really will be a test of our of our ‘quite strong’ (as Wenger put it) backups. Hmm. First up, Wigan.

  3. […] Check out Goonblogger pointing out a very dangerous scenario we could be facing. Without a fully fit defence we could possibly face Manchester United four times, Chelsea twice and Liverpool once. […]

  4. Quality post..quality blog

  5. Martin mate.

    Where the fuck did you hear about that Rodgers story? :S

    Good post as usual.

  6. Cheers mate.

    Mate out on the town ran into him in a bar on Wednesday night and got chatting.

    Hes a prick.

  7. […] other news, Goon Blog has an interesting article this morning in which he mentions a foul-mouthed Paul Rodgers (I urge you to check it […]

  8. i saw his game in d carling cup, Rodgers that is and cant say for now if he’s good but who cares? Wenger sure won’t coz he’s got dis mountain to climb & I’d be worried only if dat was a regular team player. I believe it’s goin to b tough but not unexpected really & I expect Song to b called up in one of d vacant defence departments @ some point, sad we won’t be able to unleash all our arsenal dis season. We shld be fine me guesses.

  9. LOL

  10. I’m supposed to believe those quotes huh?

  11. Rodgers is a standard League 1/2 defender.

    He won’t make it in the Premier League, and even if Villa did offer him a trial, you can guarantee that they wouldn’t take him on.

    I believe what Goonblogger’s posted because it’s in Rodgers’ personality to say that kind of thing. And if he’s had a few drinks, it doesn’t come to any surprise at all.

  12. Your choice Randy…you dont even know where i am from, Gooner Chris does and knows that i live in the same town that Paul Rodgers plays.

    edit: therefore making it possible that me and people i know run into Northampton Town football players sometimes.

  13. I know this has nothing to do with the rodgers saga, but i thought you might want to read this.

    Arshavin dedicating his future to Arsenal http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/football/article-1169021/Im-Gunner-leave-I-quit-football-says-Arsenal-star-Arshavin.html

    What do you think?

  14. Will be covering it in tomorrows post mate…along with the Diarra comments

  15. I just love your weblog! Very nice post! Still you can do many things to improve it.

  16. […] and paid off until the end of his contract. Nice little nest egg there. You may have read my run in with Paul Rodgers, who in fairness, seems a […]

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