Monday, August 18, 2014
Ramsey to miss 6 weeks with recurrence of thigh injury

Ramsey to miss 6 weeks with recurrence of thigh injury

Aaron Ramsey is set to miss the next 6 weeks after suffering a recurrence of his thigh injury in training. Arsene Wenger said after tonight’s game against Southampton, “Ramsey is out for longer than we expected. He had a little setback in training. The same muscle.”

The Welshman was due back this week but picked up the knock and is set for another spell on the sidelines. He’d been out since December 26th with an injury picked up against West Ham and this latest issue creates a big problem for Arsene Wenger.

With Mathieu Flamini now banned for 3 games, meaning he misses Palace, Liverpool and Man United; and with Jack Wilshere out for an undetermined period with an ankle problem, the Gunners midfield options are dwindling at the most important time of the season.

More on this when we have it.



  1. When it rains, it pours.

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    • I liked it because I dislike it! :(

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    • Big trouble. We have one CM, a seemingly unfit and out of form Arteta. I assume Ox will play deep if Wilshere doesn’t return but we really are very thin all of a sudden. Probably also means Frimpong won’t be leaving this window.

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    • From John Cross @ The Mirror

      Aaron Ramsey has suffered a setback in training – but nowhere did Wenger say six weeks. They’re hoping it’s much shorter and small setback

      Where did the 4-6 weeks come from? That tosser @

      Just watched Wenger’s press conference, definitely didn’t give off the impression it was serious setback.

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      • I’m also hoping this is the case, TV5. Wayne Veysey (and in general) has a tendency to pluck sh*te out of his arse – so I’m hoping that Ramsey’s ‘setback’ is more like 2-3 weeks.

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  2. He was out with a thigh strain and Arsene is yet to confim this. But still, let’s hope for the best.

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    • who said we don’t need at least one more new body in this team? Not Arsene, hell no not Arsene!!!!!

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    • Why is my name required

      It just keeps getting worse and worse.

      First Walcott for 6 months, now Ramsey for 6 weeks. We keep getting injuries left and right.
      Rosicky broke his nose, then Wilshere has an ankle problem, unbelievable, all key players who offer the most attacking threat. Who’s next now?
      With Flamini banned for 3 games, our midfield seems light once more. God forbid, i hope Ozil doesn’t get any injuries.

      Market is still open, Arsene. Do something before it turns to regret.

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      • 2013-2014 = 2003-2004

        Happy birthday Gideon Zelalem, fancy facing Bayern fucking Munich at the ripe old age of 17?

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        • Remember Fabregas vs Juventus when he was 16/17…. He ran a newly departed Vieira absolutely ragged.

          If he plays like that then bring it on!

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        • Is Zelalem ahead of Frimpong already for first team place? What is happening with Frimpong?

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    • Where did you get the 6-week timeline from?
      This is what Arsene said after the match and in the post match press conference
      After the match “He had a setback yesterday in training. I hope it’s not for too long but certainly not for Sunday’s game.”
      Post match press conference : Aaron Ramsey is out for longer than we expected because he had a little setback in training yesterday. So I couldn’t bring him here. It’s the same muscle he did a bit again so we have to be cautious this time.

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  3. Bag of shite

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  4. This is awful.

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  5. Fuck. This is very bad news. Can we thrash out a deal before the end of the month. That’s got to be priority.

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  6. If true, it could be a huge barrier for us in the title race. I have all confidence in the rest of the lads stepping up but some injuries are simply harder to overcome than others.

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  7. much pain such sad many miss. wow

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    Did Flamini know this when he lunged in two footed!!!

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    • Flamini really pissed me off today. He should have known better.

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      • Especially such an experienced player.

        I think that Flamini has got too caught up in being the bad man of our midfield and he just needs to concentrate on the football sometimes.

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  9. CescuallyFrustrated

    Don’t worry guys maybe Diaby will come back. LANS.

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  10. They’re piling on the misery now.

    Mind you, apparently Theo survived a heart transplant so I guess that’s something…

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  11. What did we do to the injury god?

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    • Arteta and Flamini in the midfield will never work. Miss Wilshere and Rosicky today!! Gutted!!

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      • In fairness Flamini and Arteta ruled the midfield against Napoli at the Emirates, so not strictly true….it definitely didn’t work for the first 45mins tonight though. No argument there.

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      • I think if we had Miss Wilshire in today she might have done better. (I’ll get my coat)

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  12. *Gulp*

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  13. A Yank In King Arsene's West Stand

    Fuckity fuck fuck.

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  14. my god I hope we sign the DRAX now

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  15. Bendtner's hair band

    Realistically, this looks like the beginning of the end.

    Isn’t hope all we have now.

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    • A Yank In King Arsene's West Stand

      No, we have Szczesny, Fabianski, Viviano, Sagna, Jenkinson, Mertesacker, Koscielny, Vermaelen, Monreal, Gibbs, Rosicky, Arteta, Cazorla, Zelalem, Frimpong, Chamberlain, Ozil, Gnabry, Park, Ryo, Podolski, Bendtner, and Giroud.

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      • Park? :o
        There is optimism and then there is insanity

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        • A Yank In King Arsene's West Stand

          Well, I figured if I left him off the list, someone would chime in with “You forgot Park!” :)

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      • Lol, Park

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      • Bendtner's hair band

        And you honestly believe they will see us through against the wealth of world-class players that the sugar daddy City and Chelsea have at their disposals?

        Like I said, there is hope. We can do it, just like any other team that mathematically can. Realism and probability is a whole different matter, though.

        When you start throwing in names like Park, Ryo and a talented but too-young Zelalem, as if the quantity of names make up for something, you know we’re massive underdogs.

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        • We’ve always been massive underdogs; since the beginning of the season till the point we “were” leaders. Nothing has changed on that front. That’s the way we like it. Less pressure that way and more glory when we pull it off, which I have the confidence we will.

          I won’t be too devastated if u don’t pull it off either. We’ve come a long way this season from whence we were the past 2-3 seasons and there’s only good things to come in the near future.

          Heads up high, Gunners!

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        • We should have been more determined in this transfer window – before this injury pile up decimated our squad. From ‘riches of depth’ in midfield to virtually no midfiled in a month. We have no choice now but to get weaving in the transfer market, simply as a matter of necessity. Why is it also that when our best players return from injury they seemingly don’t make an impact? Look at the Dutch skunk last night.

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      • Frim who??? i thought he now plays ping-pong with a certain Mr. park

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  16. woah woah! this is all speculation at this point, hopefully from pressing latching on to our poor performance and going overly dramatic. Until I hear it from anyone official i dont believe it, COYG

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  17. Squad depth and overall poor returns to fitness for the club were always going to bite us in the arse at some point

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  18. Fuck fuck fuck! Nigel De Jong on loan?

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  19. What in the fucking fuck. Fuck

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  20. Oh man. A Black Tuesday.

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  21. Ahhh. tonight makes a little more sense now. Tonight team selection was just bullshit for the opposition. But it looks like we are suffering a bit of a creative midfield fitness crises at the moment. Areta AND Flamini on the same pitch? I thought we learned that lesson earlier this season but this as I said makes a little more sense.

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    • Yup. Arteta and Flamini just don’t play as well together.

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    • with the left and the right

      that midfield duo was absolutely absent in that first half. were it not for Ozil driving the team forward in the second we would have not picked up anything. W/o either Wilshere or Ramsey to switch defense into attack we really have no imagination going forward.

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    • I think this time Wenger put the duo together becasue he didn’t have much choice. It’s same story with Arteta every time he returns from injury his performance is so poor. Let’s hope we get back jacky boy or Rosicky for the next match

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  22. Cabaye?

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  23. What’s the update on Rosicky?

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  24. Without game changers like Walcott and Ramsey during this period, with a team that (even though we’ve won the games we’ve had in front of us recently) is out of form, I hate to say it, but I think it’s going to be too tough to catch up with City and Chelski. I feel empty.

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    • Woah, woah, woah. Catch up? Lets wait till we’re actually behind them before we start crying ourselves to sleep eh.

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  25. Interesting to know if the club purposely delayed this news till after the PUMA announcement…

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    • Considering there are photos online of Ramsey training yesterday after the PUMA announcement I doubt it.

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  26. Tears flow down my eyes into the core depth of my soul

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  27. Go ahead Arsene, take it easy, lie down and relax. its not like we needed a signing even before this.

    And the result today was a disgrace can’t hold on to a lead? is this 2011 all over again?

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    • Will you do everyone a favour and go fuck off away from this site. Go piss off some of your real madrid buddies for a change. We dropped two points and played poorly god fucking forbid that might happen every once in a while. Jesus people like you pissed me off more than a defeat.

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      • “Yes” men like you piss me off than a defeat

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        • And how’s that may I ask?

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        • Wenger: “We played in the 2nd gear, Southampton played in the 4th gear – I don’t want to look for excuses.”

          Yet you’re here telling me different? we are going for the league and second gear is what we’re operating on? good luck. we play soton and suddenly we make them look like Bayern munich, shaw is good but we let him be roberto carlos tonight. Is ten men an excuse to say a draw is good enough? not in my or any prem champions books. Yes men like you try to make the best of the worse situation and never ever acknowledge s shit performance. The disgrace is not drawing to sotn but for failing to hold on to a freaking lead!

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    • Calling a point away to Southampton ‘a disgrace’, just makes you sound like you don’t know what you are talking about. Was that the goal?

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    • you’re just of those plastic fans and you also doesn’t understand football so shut up please! calling a point to southampton a disgrace ? they played very well tonight and deserved that point more than us. I think this result came in the exact right time to ring alarm bell for Wenger, he will for sure analyse it very carefully and might now go for one or two names in this transfer market

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  28. Step up the Ox!

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  29. Worst fucking thuesday in a long long time.

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  30. afolabi ademakinwa

    Go for Alex Song plsssss

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  31. fuck this news, what a shit night

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  32. Ugh. How many of us thought we needed more numbers at the start of the season? This is pretty disappointing news. Hope tonight wasn’t a precursor to the unraveling. It would be really, really nice to see us fuck Crystal Palace up massively on Sunday. We could really do with thumping someone for once rather than just hanging in there or barely scraping by.

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  33. Gutted for Ramsey, god only knew how much we miss his energy.

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  34. We really missed Ramsey and Wilshere tonight and Rosicky of course. Those boys bring a lot of spirit and energy to the team which we were badly lacking tonight.

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  35. Any theories why Podi was brought on so late??

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  36. poldi ARSENAL out SCHALKE04 !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  37. Injuries, suspension, dropped points, hope this is one-off rather than shit hitting the fan

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  38. funny how ppl are calling this black tuesday already. We will still pull through. This is a game we should have lost. but even as bad as we were i saw some fight in some players like Ozil today. something that doesnt happen too often IMO

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  39. Can’t be arsed to read all comments so maybe this has already been said but Flamini is out for four matches, he’s been suspended once already this season.

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  40. Don’t think a “little setback” means he is back at square one.
    Can’t see where that “6weeks” comes out.

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  41. Am I the only one who thinks TV5 has the potential to fill in well for Flamini? Good mobility, strong passer, and plenty of steel . . .

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    • Been saying this for two seasons now, & also think we need Zelalem to step up potentially, there are matches in PL where he could absorb twenty minutes or so… Feel like the team response to the Ramsey news if the reason for lack of passion in first half, is worst news of the day! We are better than that surely, too many win ugly performances of late…

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  42. Yeah was good to see Ozil stepping up in the second half. Hitting the bar though .. kind of sums up our night ;-(

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  43. The sewer rats are out . Take cover

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  44. And suddenly the midfield looks a bit light, considering the run of games coming up. Nevertheless, this is where our mental strength needs to step up.

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  45. How is this possible?? How many times??? We need Gary Lewin back.

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  46. Wenger on Ramsey’s injury: “He had a setback yesterday in training. I hope it’s not for too long but certainly not for Sunday’s game.”

    Doesn’t sound like 6 weeks out from this assessment. Hopefully he’s back for Liverpool next week.

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  47. How many fucking times do we hear “picked up a knock” or “suffered a setback” for fuck sake, am on such a fucking downer now, how things can change in just two hours, fucking unbelievable…

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  48. Look at Man utd, with all that quality players on the team, some bad results and they go out and buy a World-class player such as Mata… We should do the same if we want to contend for any of the competitions we’re still in. And no, I’m not writing this because I’m upset with tonight’s result (even though we were awful and, quite frankly, didn’t deserve the one point we got.) AND NOW THIS, THIS SHOULD BE A WAKE-UP CALL.

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  49. geezers keep the faith. a point away is not that bad/great. akb.

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  50. Well…f*ck!

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  51. Its not how you fall down that is important, it is how you get back up. It may be doom and gloom, but lets be fair and give credit to Southampton for playing well. Yes we dropped points, but so will our rivals over the coming week. Keep the faith.

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  52. Where did you get 6 weeks, blogs? Did Arsene say that specifically?

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  53. Oh well we made it to January before it started going sour!

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  54. Don’t worry, there are still a few days left in the transfer window!

    Ok, ok…..i’ll get my coat.

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  55. I don’t think we are desperate for players. Just need our usual commitment and better tactics than today please!

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  56. We had so much depth in midfield, WHAT THE FUUUCCCK HAPPENED!!!

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  57. The club seems to have this problem every year with most other big clubs avoiding these overloading injuryies simply through squad depth. We should have the money these days to pick up the extra 3 players or so to have this depth, it’s no good in the bank!

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  58. Did he actually mention 4-6 weeks anywhere? From what I have read, he’s just said it’ll take longer than expected :/

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  59. A muscle strain at Arsenal takes as long to heal as a triple fracture at any other club. Bizarre.

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  60. fuck fuck fuck always seems if one of our players even just broke a finger nail it would be a set back and 6 weeks out maybe the new Puma deal will bring good karma when were at our best fast moving passing we are like Puma’s graceful powerful and inteligent “COME ON KARMA WE NEED YOU NOW”

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  61. where exactly does the 6 weeks come from? this site is reporting a calf injury, stan collymore says it’s a tendon injury and some other bullshit site says it’s his thigh. as far as i can see there is nothing official from anywhere that indicates he will be out for 4 or 6 weeks.

    even if he is, we have plenty of cover in midfield so maybe people should calm the f*ck down. a draw is disappointing, especially conceding 2 goals and having a man sent off for violent conduct but it’s not the end of the world and worst case scenario we will be one point off the top tomorrow night with 45 (!!!) points still to play for.

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  62. John Cross @ The Mirror

    Aaron Ramsey has suffered a setback in training – but nowhere did Wenger say six weeks. They’re hoping it’s much shorter and small setback.

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  63. Makes Flamini’s sending off much worse than it already is. Was hoping to have Ramsey back for the Manure and Liverpool game. We really miss his energy and defensively he is one of the best we have. Guess we will have to cope with what we have got. The transfer window is open but its notoriously difficult to get people in. Maybe Arsene will surprise us out of necessity just like how he bought Monreal because Gibbs got injured. And a draw against a very good Southampton side isn’t the be all and end all of our title challenge. Liverpool lost against them. at Anfield. City drew them as we have. Chelsea lost away to Newcastle. And I won’t even mention the shit Manure has been getting into. This is the most open title race in years. Anything can happen. And Even if City and Chelsea win, the following week they face each other so eitherways they both can’t win. Keep the faith. We’ve had blips before and responded. Put this game behind us and focus on what’s ahead. Cmon You Gunners!

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  64. not sure how that will be for our defense.. but Cazorla and Ozil both can play together in the midfield, in front of Arteta, and Poldi can be back on the wing. Versatility is our biggest asset this year.

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    • oh… but that is if Wenger play Poldi at all… God knows why he doesn’t prefer to field him at all..

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      • Yeah that’s a strange one.

        Granted he just got back from injury and played over the weekend, and we were down to ten men with Santi sustaining a knock, this looked like a game of who can score more.

        We erred (maybe correctly) on caution but if you are going to dare to win, then Poldy needs to come on earlier to make an impact.

        Also thought this was the sort of game Chamberlain should have come on for start of second half particularly since he is an ex Soton lad. Gnabry IMO was a bit over played in this game.

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    • One silver lining is Santi carries on his scoring form and Giroud is hitting them in.

      Still think we could do with something slightly different up top, preferably someone who can react quicker in and around the box.

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  65. At this rate, we may need Draxler after all.:D

    Jack and Chambo can rotate to the middle with Rosicky in concert with Arteta and Ozil.

    The bigger worry would be Arteta sustaining an injury in the three games Flamini is out. We don’t really have a third choice for the role (unless Vermalen?) and Diaby is as per usual far from a return.

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