Arsenal Handed HUGE Injury Boost Ahead Of Bayern Munich Clash

By on February 7, 2014

Arsenal take on Bayern Munich at the Emirates in the last 16 of the Champions League on the 19th of February and it looks like we’ve been handed a huge injury boost ahead of the game.

Reports this afternoon have confirmed that winger Frank Ribery has been forced to go under the knife to cure a burst blood vessel in his buttock, and is now a major doubt to make the trip to London.

The 30-year-old will now stay in a clinic in Munich over the weekend to recover which will see him miss the European champions clash with Nuremburg and he faces a race against time to be fit in time to face us.

Manager Pep Guardiola remains hopeful Ribery might make it:

“Hopefully, he can play in London,” he said.

“Franck is important, I hope he can train as soon as possible and we are waiting on him.”

However, the game at the Emirates is only 12 days away and while a buttock injury may not sound that serious, it will severely impede his running if it’s doesn’t completely clear up in time.

Even if he does end up making the game, he’s not likely to be 100% match fit which can only be a good thing for us. Let’s face it, we’re going to need all the help we can get and Bayern not having a fully-fit Ribery is going to be a big boost for us.


  1. Kevin

    February 7, 2014 at 4:58 pm

    How pathetic and disgusting is it that a player’s injury is a good thing. I am a Bayern fan and all I want is a fantastic game of football, I for one am sad that Ramsey won’t be fit to play as he’s been a fantastic player.

    This kind of “journalism” is shameful and really cowardly.

    • Mos

      February 7, 2014 at 5:19 pm

      Agree, when I read Arsenal injury boost, I thought some of our injury players have come back.
      I rather Ribery plays and we have Walcott and Ramsey available

    • Kungen Kalix

      February 8, 2014 at 1:47 pm

      Stupid headline, I to thought it was an Arsenal player returning…

  2. ASNLthruNthru

    February 7, 2014 at 5:03 pm

    I guess Ribery and Bayern will have to beware not to get their asses kicked.

  3. Mark Johnson

    February 7, 2014 at 9:35 pm

    This is great news. Who cares if the opposition has a key player missing. My interest is in Arsenal winning, history books don’t detail who was missing in games; just who won and by what score.

  4. Kadeterpase

    February 7, 2014 at 10:07 pm

    Injuries ar cerntety’s in football, so for me as a Gunner’s fan, Bayern should stop dis stories & be prepa for de batle after al am so much mising Theo , Rambo & not some sort of Ri…!, who care’s.

  5. Ibrahim Y. Yusuf Fulatan

    February 8, 2014 at 5:39 am

    Is not good sharing ds type of news is a source of discouraging our player to be com negligence to be thnking they wil never win/score when such players ar in d field so is better to stop this at all.

  6. Kingsley

    February 8, 2014 at 6:28 am

    What’s the meaning of this post?. We are playing against bayern and not a single man.

  7. julius Oloruntoba

    February 8, 2014 at 7:11 am

    Pls we shuld forget about injury to one player or the other,all am concern about is for God of soccer be by Arsenal side that day and win d match convincinly simple.

  8. wilson

    February 8, 2014 at 7:14 am

    Its better we have a full squad injury free than to have one munich injured , hope the gunners will overcome tik taka style

  9. Abdulyj

    February 8, 2014 at 7:47 am

    Am nt even afraid of ribery. Y nt robben

  10. Delford Magaya

    February 8, 2014 at 7:58 am

    How can people say, a HUGE bost for Arsenal, when someone is injured. I am an Arsenal supporter and I want Arsenal to play Buyern full sqad, this will give Arsene Wenger a chance to examine his team, because Buyern have good sqad in all departments. I wish Ribery to be fit by the time they play Arsenal. When Buyern play their full sqad, this will give chance to Arsene to know which position need new signing for next season.

  11. Dismas cosmas

    February 8, 2014 at 8:16 am

    You are write Magaya!

  12. mr yony

    February 8, 2014 at 9:20 am

    this is a rubish publication why celebrating someones enjury?we are arsenal and we wnt to beat bayern with there full squat.

  13. Suleiman S Magaji

    February 8, 2014 at 10:22 am

    Even our B team “ll beat the hell out of arsenal

  14. The BearMan

    February 8, 2014 at 1:50 pm

    It is very sad that Wenger do not recall past history and use the transfer window to best effect.

  15. The BearMan

    February 8, 2014 at 1:57 pm

    Come on Wenger make changes and do not wait for the 60th minute.

  16. kendo

    February 9, 2014 at 10:17 pm

    lets nt pretend dat ribery’s injury is nt good news, dat guy plays well nd our defence wudnt b unda much preasure. nd lest we 4get he is de third world best player

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