TEAM NEWS: Wenger Gives Latest On Sagna & Podolski Ahead Of Everton Clash

By on December 6, 2013

A tough couple of weeks for Arsenal kicks off this weekend as we entertain Everton at the Emirates on Sunday afternoon.

Arsene Wenger has given Arsenal.com the latest team news and the good news is that we didn’t pick up ant fresh injury concerns following Wednesday’s 2-0 win over Hull City.

Unfortunately Bacary Sagna has been ruled out of this weekends action. The Frenchman missed the Hull clash with a hamstring injury and Wenger has confirmed the defender will once again be absent on Sunday.

The quote he gave Arsenal.com below doesn’t mention it, but I saw tweets from journalists this afternoon who were at Arsene’s press conference who claim the boss said Sagna would also miss the Napoli game on Wednesday. Which will be a real blow if true.

The other update was on Lukas Podolski. The German returned to full training on Friday after over three months on the sidelines with a hamstring tear. Arsene confirmed he’s still not fit enough to be in contention for this weekend but he’s not far away not which is excellent news.

Here’s Wenger update:

on the latest team news…

Apart from Podolski being back in training, everybody else is available from Wednesday night. We had no injuries and the players who were available then will be available for Everton.

on having Podolski back in training…

He’s been out for a long time and is still a bit short of match fitness because he had his first training session today [Friday]. But it’s good news to have him back.

on Bacary Sagna…

Bacary Sagna is short so he will not be in contention.

Sagna being missing is a blow but Jenkinson will hopefully be able to cope. It’s going to be interesting to see what team the boss puts out, considering we’re away to Napoli on Wednesday. I’m sure he’ll play our ‘strongest’ eleven – whatever that is – and with any luck we’ll bag another three points. COYG!!!


  1. turay abdulrahman

    December 6, 2013 at 9:49 pm

    wenger we the gunners fans we need a striker like lewandosky,go and sign him for us,

  2. ogban

    December 6, 2013 at 10:18 pm

    Yes. COYG. Show what you can do. Give us another sweet, pleasant Sunday evening to savor.

    • Amit

      December 8, 2013 at 11:32 am

      thumbs up

  3. Nizam

    December 7, 2013 at 12:03 am

    Expect Everton to charge at full speed when the whistle is blown.The gunners cannot and will not be given time and space.This reminds me of the cup tie some seasons ago when Arsenal were blown away by Spurs in a tsunami fashion.I think Spurs won 5-0.
    Expect ferocious and robust tackles. This is where the ref has to do his job impartially.How many times have we seen gunners being upended and the offender given a yc instead of a rc.
    If it’s football,imho,the gunners will win. If it’s footbrawl,it’s an iffy.Btw,dont expect the guy in black to give the gunners a penalty if it aint 100% obvious where it has been given for the slightest of contact.
    This is where the FA come in. Refs who fail to punish offending players and refusal to give spotkicks when they shd be given,shd be reprimanded and demoted to village soccer. Don’t believe me.
    Watch out for the week end games .

  4. lex

    December 7, 2013 at 5:18 am

    my dear, it’s nat easy 2 get a player of such quality 2 sign for u. d big spenders (mancity, realmadrid, psg etc )wunt allow u.

  5. Peter

    December 7, 2013 at 5:42 am

    With Mr Wenger’s tacticability,as usual,he Is most likely to Win Sunday encounter against Everton…

  6. Benjamin Teko

    December 7, 2013 at 8:09 pm

    Pls Arsene wenger we gunners fans need top class striker who could help us win this season title . Forget about Giroud,Bentdner,podolsky all those guys. We are hangry of the trophies…go for it

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