Zelalem ruled out for eight weeks

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Gedion Zelalem has taken to Twitter to reveal he’s picked up an injury which will keep him out for up to two months.

The 16-year-old German youth international, who was recently promoted to Arsene Wenger’s first team squad, didn’t reveal the specifics of the problem but will now have to wait on his competitive debut having impressed in pre-season.

Taking to social media, the star of pre-season revealed:  “Out for 6-8 weeks , Will try to use that to my benefit and get stronger.”

Gedion joins fellow midfielders Abou Diaby, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Mikel Arteta on the sidelines while Lukas Podolski and Thomas Vermaelen are the other long-term absentees.

Arseblog News wishes Gedion all the best with his recovery and lights up a cigar knowing for once we’ve got a £42.5 million replacement up our sleeve.

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Maximus

Bit of a shame, was hoping to see him play against West Brom in the league. Hope he recovers quickly.

Maximus

That should say league cup, of course.

Harsh

ah of course, another player gets injured in probably what might turn out to be the most crucial time in his career, he is now, without doubt, an arsenal player.

Santi Claws

Not sure you’d call 16/17 the most crucial time of his career, a long-term injury at the point at which he begins to challenge for a first-team spot i.e. 19, 20, 21 would be much more debilitating to his development. He doesn’t have the physical or mental maturity to regularly play yet, but if Jack’s anything to go by the opportunity to work on the physical side of his development while recovering from his injury could be very beneficial to him long-term. Look at the bright side! Anyway, what young player hasn’t had an injury at that point in their careers? He’s training with the big boys now, of course he’s gonna take some knocks

arsesicky

Kiss my umlaut.

Overmars

Who will play in midfield for the COC though? Frimpong? .. Olsson? Flamini I guess maybe…

Unyoke The Ox

Flamster, Eisfeld and Rosicky?

Real shame though, it would have been great to see him play against a prem team.

Bunburyist

Rosicky injured tonight against Italy. Minor thigh strain, apparently, so he should be back in 12-18 months…

Heroldgoon

Great just great. we have lost yet another promising player to injury. when he comes back and doesn’t miraculously boss the midfield don’t get on his back much like you did with Ramsey. That’s right i’m talking to you…..

Now if I were echo Ozils earlier tweet! “looking forward to london!”

john

Anybody knows how long will Rosicky be out for?

Bunburyist

herold,

You’re talking to me, are you. Wow. You got me. Yes, I’m quite sure I was the only one had little faith that Ramsey could resurrect his career after his injury. Excellent memory. What was that, about a full year ago the last time I criticized a Ramsey performance?

I’ll try to remember your pettiness a year from now.. Oh, wait! Only very, very small men would do such a thing.

It’s all you, herold. All you.

Goontang

Wow….. Rosicky injured as well??
Thats a big blow…… he has been in fine form throughout the season. Was the only one running his bollocks off in the Aston Villa game too.

Get well son Little Mozart. I’m guessing Miyaichi could be seeing some serious game time this season with our injury list. Which is not a bad thing in my opinion. Could be his breakthrough season!

Heroldgoon

Pipe down Bunburyist or whatever. you were way too vocal when ramsey was still finding his feet, tearing into him in each and every match report. He made you eat your own words hard didn’t he? oh well you were not the only one tbf just hope the lesson is learnt.

Trust me it takes less energy to get behing every team member than it does to bash them. try it sometime.

Gunner From Another Mother
Gunner From Another Mother

It would be a good opportunity for Ozil to get to know his teammates playing styles as well

Mikel Artekkers

Not worth it, knowing our luck those cunts would probably set out just to break his legs.

9ja Gooner

Hmmmmn… Am guessing this could be a cover up for an Academic enforced leave, the Lad is obviously still in school and an injury mite probably be the best excuse if he is not seen wen we play our 1st COC match… Anyways goodluck to hime…. We got Özil

Fattcheeked

Oh ye football gods, who the hell did we offend? What did we do wrong to be inflicted with injuries all the time?!

Jay Song

Was hoping to see him in the Carling Cup but yeah.. We have Ozil

Jagger

It’s not the Carling Cup, it’s the COCup

Arsene's stylist

Why Dennis? WHY??

plus a pound!

For fuck’s sake what do we do to them?!? Do we play the hunger games in training?

richpryor

That should read Battle Royal. Her you go, corrected for you…

Arsene's sidekick

WENGER OUT!!!

Burak

Öh, that’s too bad…

Clockendrider

Another one for the MASH 4077th (London Colney Branch). I hope Hawkeye Lewin and BJ O’Driscoll don’t give him the Diaby treatment….

clintön

this kid is so nice with it i don’t mind, you learn a lot getting injured, let’s just hope he won’t go on to learn as much as old abou

Double Canister

Ivan needs to have a long discussion with the Arsenal medical and training staff.
when was the last time their performance and core competencies we’re benchmarked?
Sorry about the management spiel, but it’s shorthand for shape up lads or well ship you all out.

Neil #2

Why would anyone give this post a negative rating? Year after year, Arsenal are a team plagued by injuries. One wonders if there’s an underlying issue with fitness/training/medical staff.

heihaci

It’s great that Ozil doesn’t not have injury history record at Real Madrid

I hope it doesn’t change by playing for us

Bould's Eyeliner

Is the double negative on purpose?

killbot

My little brother was unable to do sports for a couple of months due to a fairly innocuous fall when he was in his teens. The GP said this happened pretty regularly to kids who push themselves while their still growing.

Are you saying we fire my GP, too?

Heroldgoon

Interesting STAT here:

Ozil hasn’t been injured since 2010!….20 freaking 10! someone tell that to Diaby!

InTheArse

Dont jinx it!!!

ogban

Caught under the Arsenal injury spell?

ceguice

Gutted for the boy. Hopefully it’s just a knock.

One correction; Zelalem ist Deutscher (“Zelalem is a German”). His father emigrated to Germany, where Gedion was born; he was not born or raised in Ethiopia.

Cusegooner

Sorry for the lad. But I guess this is his official welcome to Arsenal. Youre not properly initiated to play for AFC without at least one long term injury.
Hope he comes back stronger

9ja Gooner

Looool @ “Hunger games” comment… Classic… Rtflmao

Sean

GET HIM, BLOGS!!!

sol (not campbell) eid
sol (not campbell) eid

That comment and your reply just created the perfect cyanide and happiness comic in my head

Aamir

Heh, I never thought I would see the words “£42.5m replacement” in an Arsenal article, unless it was talking about Barca or Real buying an Arsenal player for £42.5m to replace one of their cunts.

Hopefully he comes back stronger and can make his first team debut this season.

PGunner

Looks like he could do with bulking up a bit. Mind you I was skinny as fook when I was 16 but agile with it…not so much on either front 15 years later! Good luck Z man!

Ajayi

Wishing u quickly gud recvr wit blessing

Merlin's Panini

He could do with building himself up a bit. He can concentrate on that for now. It’s a shame we can’t see him in the cup, but hopefully we’ll still be in it when he comes back.

bazza

funny how our players dont just get a knock seem yo just sneeze nowadays and be out for 3 months……….

aussie in nth london

Sorry for the lad but least ozil plays for arsenal. Cant wait till Sunderland

Peter Lavelle

NEWS FLASH!
Arsenal player out for two months with injury!

False9PlanB

Learning the Arsenal Way nice and young I see.

A Yank

“Gedion joins fellow midfielders Abou Diaby, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Mikel Arteta on the sidelines while Lukas Podolski and Thomas Vermaelen are the other long-term absentees.”

Add Rosicky and Theo to that list after today’s matches. FFS we haven’t even played a match since the window and we’re losing players from our thin squad. How the fuck is it that every international break only Arsenal lose players to injury?

John

I think Theo should be OK, shame about Tomas though. If only we had someone we could bring in to replace him.. *salivates*

A Yank

Didn’t see Rosicky’s injury but it was bad enough he had to be subbed off early. Would love some more information is anyone was watching. Can’t get too mad at people that want to play for their country, but can’t believe he hasn’t retired from int’l football given his age and injury record.

Also was seeing on Twitter that Ramsey was hurt, but he wasn’t subbed out of the Wales match, so I can’t think anything there is too bad.

Zelalem#58

Don’t worry guys, I’m comin back stronger!

Heroldgoon

You better! if you’re gonna survive this tough arsenal crowd!. we never understand what injuries can do to a players development. just you ask Ramsey.

Recover swiftly, we need options in midfield.

Lockednloaded

I would’ve bet Ozil to come off the bench at best Saturday but now he’s a sure start. geez we can’t afford any more injuries. at least tv5 should be back soon enough to give some relief to the per and kos. as I said before, we needed another cam because santi is forced to play wide and rosicky is the only other cam we had and he doesn’t have a good injury record. those were my exact words and I feel like i f’n jinxed it 🙁

sol (not campbell) eid
sol (not campbell) eid

I can not think of one footballer who has had a good injury record as a gunner in recent times. I hope you bounce back soon zelalem, come on now, gedi-up!

jason

Fellow Gooners iv been playing some fifa 13 with Ozil and my god my mushroom tip is all swollen and erect cant imagine what il be like this weekend when i see him actually play.

This is why Wenger said we will be battling for the title in 2 seasons.

Wenger is probably going to buy a world class striker January or next summer with Grenier and probably two more players.

Im telling you guys we are a force again.

Gooner1886

I remember we used to laugh at the spuds and sick note anderton…. still, we got Ozil!!!! 😀

dan

uhmm Welcome to the Arsenal Zelalem, here’s hoping it doesn’t turn into a 1 year affair.

Gutbukkit Deffrolla

OK kid, do what the medical fellas say and get well soon, but in the meantime if you spend your six to eight weeks watching everything Mesut Ozil does in training and during games then it won’t be time lost.

Kebabs

I miss the Coq, he’d have been a great addition to our squad for the COC

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