Wenger Offers Team News Update Ahead Of Man Utd Clash

By on February 11, 2014

Arsenal will look to put a disappointing weekend behind them as we welcome Manchester United to the Emirates Stadium tomorrow night.

The 5-1 thrashing by Liverpool on Saturday was a huge set back but we’ve got the perfect opportunity to get back on track against the beleaguered defending champions.

Arsene Wenger has been speaking at his press conference this morning and gave the latest team news for the game.

Thankfully we didn’t pick up any more injuries on Saturday, so we have a very similar squad to choose from. The boss confirmed Thomas Vermaelen is still out with a knee injury and offered no hint as to when he’ll be available again.

It’s a curious case as Vermaelen was due back weeks ago but suddenly things have gone quiet so he’s either had a set back, or he’s had a falling out with Wenger. The former is almost certainly the case.

Aaron Ramsey is also still out with a thigh injury and he joins Theo Walcott and Abou Diaby on the sidelines.

The other piece of news is that young striker Yaya Sanogo is back in the squad after recovering from injury and playing for the under-21’s last week. The French forward has missed practically the entire season so far and it will be interesting to see what impact, if any, he can have during the closing stages of the campaign.

I think we need to make some changes after the Anfield horror-show with Kieran Gibbs and Tomas Rosicky the two most likely to come in. My preferred XI will be up later….


  1. Gab

    February 11, 2014 at 10:55 am

    Nonsense wenger

  2. frank mpee

    February 11, 2014 at 11:09 am

    Arsene is the boss and traditionally, when things go out of place. it is the boss that is held responsible. Let us not also be oblivious of the fact that, Arsene was appointed by somewhat board of directors and that Arsene is just a part of an organisation

    In other world class teams like Barca, Realmadrid, AC Milan amongst others, you frequently have their board chairmen and club presidents taking active role in game-changing decisions such as major transfers.

    Major world breaking transfer deals like that of Ronaldinho and Neymar Jr to Barca, Cristiano and Bale to Madrid, Kaka to AC Milan, Falcao to PSG only to mention a few were Orchestrated by the top hierarchy of club football but that can’t be said of Arsenal.

    Club stalwarts like Kroenke and Gazidis are always behind the veil behaving as if they know nothing about football and its only Arsene who has all the brains in Arsenal. It at times seems to me that, all what the Directors are interested in are the PROFITS and nothing else.

    Arsenal supporters are always left frustrated in every transfer window always hoping to land deals on tranfer deadline days, whiles the likes of Chelsea and ManCity always put smiles early enough on the faces of their supporters when it comes to transfer activities.

    If we want to rock shoulders with the elites in world football, let’s start being serious with how we conduct our TRANFERS

  3. Gunne

    February 11, 2014 at 12:41 pm

    Another trophyless season at hand not surprise at all. “when you fail to plan you are definately planning to fail.“

  4. Lawrence mayomi

    February 12, 2014 at 7:50 am

    Wenger should rest ozil and giroud

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