Team news: Szczesny to miss 3 weeks, all else ok


Arsene Wenger has revealed that Wojciech Szczesny will miss 2-3 weeks because of injury, leaving the door open for Vito Mannone to continue his good form in goal.

The Italian stood in well for Szczesny in midweek, and against Liverpool and Stoke, and the ankle injury he picked up ahead of last weekend’s game against Southampton has ruled the Pole out for the next couple of weeks.

Other than that the squad which traveled to Montpellier is the one which will travel to Manchester on Sunday and Arsene Wenger is confident his team can get something from the game.

“If we’re at our best, we have a good chance to get a great result,” he said.

The boss also provided further info on the return of Jack Wilshere. The England international started full training again this week but the manager says he needs some football, in the shape of second-string games, before he can  be considered for the first team again.

“Wilshere had ups and downs. He was focused, especially in the last three months. We have to be a bit cautious. When you’re so young and you’re out for 14 months, it’s a good test for your mental strength.

“We need to manage him well. He needs a few games in the reserves.”

Updates via @arsenal


    • That’s how good the squad is right now.
      My bfg is keeping last seasons best defender koss on the bench. Mannone, the one who I once thought has no place in this side now fighting for the no.1 spot.

      Whats next?. Squillaci for verm?. Haha. No, not really, never.

      Thumb up 48 Thumb down 0

      • What Theo doesn’t realize is that Cashley could leverage it because he is (or was) one of the best at his position.

        Which team does Walcott think has the money to pay him more than we do? He’s already being overpaid, by Arsenal standards, and no one wanted to pick him up during the summer (Liverpool rumors aside). All that can mean is he’s holding out for a Manchester Club, because no one else has enough money to overpay him. (And that’s assuming they rate him.)

        Thumb up 11 Thumb down 0

  1. Hope szcesney will come back stronger from this. An ankle injury can be frustrating, i’ve had it a couple of times, leaves you feeling all delicate and feeble. As for wilshere 60 minutes games with the reserves should be helpful, no need to rush him as we now already boast a strong and astute midfield. Rosicky?

    Thumb up 24 Thumb down 1

  2. Nooone has said a thing about the return of frimpong! I personally am glad he’s back aswell to cover for arteta. If he can get back to some of the stuff he was doing at wolves our midfield is looking great.


    Thumb up 18 Thumb down 0

    • We also need Frimpong back for early November. I think there is a certain game being played in which his job will be to frimpong a certain person.

      Thumb up 28 Thumb down 1

      • For all I care Frimpong can go and Frimpong ’em all. Just like Scholes used to do to us, give ’em some of their own medicine. But unfortunately I doubt Frimpong would last longer than one or two tackles before being given his marching orders. Unlike Scholes, who’d usually get away with murder before the ref would even think about brandishing a yellow.

        Thumb up 7 Thumb down 0

  3. The squad seems to be getting deeper by the day. Our No. 1 keeper is out and nobody seems to be batting an eyelid. Frimpong, Wilshere, Sagna and Rosicky on the way back.
    Now we can see why Wenger did not buy more.

    Thumb up 12 Thumb down 0

  4. Arsenal v Coventry: Monnone, Yenaris, Koscielny, Djourou, Santos, Coquelin, Frimpong, Ramsey, Walcott, Arshavin and Giroud.

    Thumb up 6 Thumb down 1

    • Not much is said about rosicky. I want to see him play again. He’ll be good cover for santi and can play on the left too! Now, this is what i call a squad. Weldone le prof

      Thumb up 4 Thumb down 1

  5. —-SexyFrenchMan


    *obviously they would interchange positions.

    Thumb up 12 Thumb down 0

    • Bench: Theo, Vito, Kos, Gervihno,Santos/Ramsey and then you have these guys (Djourou, Le Coq, Frimpong, Ramsey, Arshavin and Rosicky.)

      I bet it will be a welcome head for Arsene….


      Thumb up 6 Thumb down 0

  6. Vito will definitely hold up the goal while Szczesny is healing up. He has improved enough to play against Man C’s attack on the pitch. My bet, its gonna be a 3-1 game.

    Thumb up 1 Thumb down 0

  7. Don Vito has shown his quality in the past in that Fulham game where he stole the 3pts for us. I’ve always thought he should be the number 2 to Shez, but now is his big chance. I love the Shez but I hope Don Vito takes this big chance and runs with it. Nothing wrong with having 2 stoppers who think they are the number 1. Go Don Vito!!

    Thumb up 2 Thumb down 0


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here