Wenger does not blame Agger for Wilshere injury


Despite stories saying Arsene Wenger was ‘furious’ with Liverpool’s Daniel Agger, the Arsenal manager has played down any such suggestion at his press conference today.

Asked about the incident, Wenger said, “I believe first of all that it was accidental. The tackle was strong but I think he wanted to go for the ball. Jack will be out for 6 weeks. It is a blow for him and for us.

“He can only be very down in this situation, he will go away for a few days.”

The manager also revealed the worry that Laurent Koscielny would miss the game due to his hamstring injury, but Thomas Vermaelen is ready to deputise if the Frenchman fails to prove hit fitness.

Other than that there are no fresh worries for the manager before the FA Cup game, with Mathieu Flamini expected to come back into the midfield to replace Wilshere.


    • Yeah, he was going for the ball after his touch let him down. I’m as down on an opponent as anyone when I think there’s a deliberate foul which causes injury, but that wasn’t one of those.

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      • 5 liverpool players on the english team and the liverpool player on the danish team ko’s the only Arsenal player.

        it may be an accident but its a pointless freindly – where we only learned that wilsheres foot breaks if you kick it hard enough

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      • The way that incident happened was extremely similar to the Shawcross, Ramsey incident.

        Due to the outcome Shawcross was not given the same pardon that Agger has been given.

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  1. When Wilshere played against Stoke/Rugby team,he was careful abt going into 50-50 challenges bcos he didnt want to get injured. He played for England in a meaningless friendly a few days later and he went into a 50-50 challenge and got himself injured. And more unfortunately,he played on after getting himself injured. I think he has to take a bigger part of the blame here

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  2. Well we got a packed midfield so we’ll be fine. We got that Kim fella coming in right? Isn’t Kim a girl’s name?

    For how long is Diaby still out? (believe guys)

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    • I guarantee that if we had a fit Diaby .. we would win the league at a canter. Wilshere would not get near the team.

      Diaby is a world class footballer who got broken by some orc who no one has heard of since.

      Incidentally – Dan Smith has actually played less games that Diaby since then…
      He now plays for Holland Park Hawks in the 5th tier of Australian football

      Alannis Morrisette that you mother fucker
      Karma is a bitch, but sometimes shes a sweet bitch

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        • I have no doubt – he is exactly the player that we need – the complete midfielder – tall, strong, fast, exceptional control, fantastic engine and passing range – he is Jack and Flamini and Aaron rolled in to one.

          I think he could have been a statue had he not been assaulted by that thug.

          If each player is worth a certain number of points then i contend that over a season a diaby would get you about 6 points more than a wilshere

          that is not to say that jack is not talented but he is certainly not as efficient as he could be – he reminds me of gerrard. and gerrard is a cup footballer, a roy of the rovers who does 5 things in a game and is anonymous the rest of the time.
          Stevie G is a big reason liverpool never won a title.

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        • he often mis-controls the ball and regularly forgets to release it after a brilliant dribble – he is good no doubt but saying “he is Jack and Flamini and Aaron rolled in to one” is downright retarded

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        • Well clearly i mean he has the attributes that we laud for all three players.

          He doesn’t forget to release the ball.. like ramsay two years ago.. there was no one to pass too as the midfield was too static.. (its now far more mobile)

          I am not sure he “often” miscontrols balls… he obviously is rangy and looks awkward but he has exceptional control and awareness of where his feet are.

          downright retarded? for praising an arsenal player on an arsenal blog.
          ok if that’s retarded then call me christy brown

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        • “downright retarded? for praising an arsenal player on an arsenal blog” no it wasn’t that, just the statement that Diaby was as good as all three rolled into one – we’ll have to agree to disagree on that point

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  3. 50-50 challenge didn’t fall jacks way that’s all, the bad luck of arsenal players picking up injuries on pointless international friendlies counted against him in the end

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  4. Double98 made some good posts but ‘we would win the league at a canter if we had Diaby’ is not one of them.

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    • Oh well – its all opinions and hey I am the saddo who’s favorite player is the poor sod who is always injured.

      But you’d have to admit its not respectful to poke fun at him.

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    • Well if we had Diaby who hadn’t been injured for the most part of the last 5 years than that would be a VERY significant bonus.

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