Wenger Confirms Gibbs Injury Blow + Sanogo Also Ruled Out

By on August 18, 2014

Arsene Wenger has confirmed that Kieran Gibbs is facing three weeks on the sidelines while Yaya Sanogo has also picked up a hamstring problem.

The boss has been speaking to the press at his pre-match press conference ahead of tomorrow night’s Champions League play off clash with Besiktas when he revealed the latest team news.

Gibbs was expected to miss the game tomorrow but Arsene has revealed the full-back will now be out for 2-3 weeks after being forced off with a hamstring injury against Crystal Palace on Saturday night.

Based on previous experience, we should expect this ‘three week’ lay off to turn into something closer to three months! Hopefully that wont be the case but it’s obviously a huge blow and Nacho Monreal is now going to have to cover at left-back.

Arsene also confirmed that striker Yaya Sanogo has not made the trip to Turkey after also feeling discomfort in his hamstring. It sounds like his injury is far less severe but he still won’t be available to face Besiktas.

The only good news is that Laurent Koscielny is fit and available for the game tomorrow. We’re only one game into the new season and already we’ve got two players out with hamstring injuries and Koscielny is having trouble with his Achilles. Not good. Let’s hope things improve quickly!


  1. Nachiketh Ramesh

    August 18, 2014 at 7:19 pm

    Premier League Week 1 – #Arsenal vs #CrystalPalace http://wp.me/p4Af1v-78

  2. Amaechi patrick obi

    August 18, 2014 at 8:07 pm

    Wenger in his wisdom shuld bring defensive midfielder,top class striker,quick to deliver.And address our back defenders to be up and doing without shake shake at all.

  3. Edache patrick

    August 18, 2014 at 11:36 pm

    In Arsene, we bel’ve’ gunner’s 4life

  4. favour

    August 19, 2014 at 8:01 am

    wenger should bririn a defensive midfielder before injury kill us at the back

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