Sanogo a doubt with hamstring problem

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Arsenal’s only signing of the summer so far, Yaya Sanogo, could miss the start of the season due to a hamstring injury.

The former Auxerre man was due to report for French U21 duty this week but withdrew from the squad and didn’t make the trip to Finland last weekend for the game against Man City.

If he does miss out, it’s an inauspicious start to his Arsenal career for a player whose career thus far has been plagued by injury.

Arsene Wenger also has doubts over Aaron Ramsey after the Welshman officially withdrew from the Wales squad yesterday.

He suffered an ankle injury against Man City and will be assessed before the weekend.

Meanwhile, England coach, Roy Hodgson, said he’ll take care of Jack Wilshere as the midfielder returns to tentative international duty.

“I have not had the benefit of Jack Wilshere for a qualifying match or an important match,” he said, “so we are pleased to have him back.

“We are aware of the fact that Arsene is careful with him at Arsenal and I will be careful with him as well.”

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Axel
Axel

Well that didn’t take long

Ebouefan
Ebouefan

Is that postman job still there?

heh
heh

Because everyone being fit and ready for the new season is too mainstream….

Tom J
Tom J

Give him a chance. He played in a big tournament during the summer

Nick
Nick

Sonogo, You’ll be a LANS soon.

I’ll get mey coat.

Jean-Christian

Pretty sure this technically means we have made negative signings.

ThaatArsenalGuy

we’d already had more out than in, the outs were all valid moves.

I think we’ll even up the numbers soon with sebastian frey, miguel veloso, and mamadou sakho

Jay
Jay

Is there any point I’m caring?

Matt
Matt

Well it was only a matter of time before he joined the Diaby academy for getting paid more for injury than playing.

Silent Stanley
Silent Stanley

So it begins…

I have to say, there are two positions we can’t afford to have injuries. It’s the GK and ST positions. I can afford to lose players in defence and midfield, as there will be cover for them. Those two positions, it’S A ‘NO GO’

Vino
Vino

A single CB injury and we’re down to Zachari Fagan or Isaac Hayden. That would be a remarkable situation for a team like Aston Villa, let alone Arsenal.

lordvoldemort
lordvoldemort

its ok guys we have bendtner

Double98
Double98

Will he be LANS upon his return?

Merkesacker
Merkesacker

LAND (Like A New Diaby)

Josh
Josh

At least he’s consistent, and that’s exactly what we need.

Henry's Almighty Tallywacker

Stop Joshing.

Panda
Panda

Pretty sure the medical staff were supposed to catch that during his 17th medical. maybe it’s different these days

BillyBatts
BillyBatts

This is bad parody.

Crispy
Crispy

I’m past the worrying phase as to whether we can actually put a full team out on Saturday.

Arsene knows what he’s doing……….. Pfft

hunter13
hunter13

he sure does….andthats undisputed

btw the importance and priority right now are the two fixtures with fenerbache….the league can wait….hopefully our fans wont start booing the squad like idiots again….

Fellonious
Fellonious

If you think that statement makes any sense in the real world, you need your head examined. The league can wait…wtf?

hunter13
hunter13

well it does make sense buddy….twist your brain hard enough and imsure youll get it…but anyway considering arsenal fans are acting like retards lately ill break it up to you

champions league = 2 games = group stage = abt 20million.then every victory is 1m ..add matchday incomes..add tv rights then add prizes for qualifying from group stages ..it adds up to a figure of roughly 30million just for participating in it…and we have two important games for that.

the epl is 38 games and the real business dont start till 2nd round ..mainly from feb/march onwards so for a business that is interestd in money it makes sense to prioritse the two champions league fixtures in order to qualify for it.

did i make it easier for you now then? …hahaa

murkesacker
murkesacker

I actually agree with this guy that the CL qualifiers are crucial but my god, condescending much? Wanting to win in the league does not make you an idiot!

hunter13
hunter13

heh murkesacker…ok fair enough…but what about those great fans we got busting wengers balls the last 3 years about this and that all the time ..are they not disrespectful know nothing idiots ? the man is doing what is good for the club and the fans who are supposed to back him up and the players abuse them all in the stadium that was built for…the fans…comedy gold.

gunnerlad
gunnerlad

So glad I renewed my season ticket for more shit like this. NOT last season at the emirates for a while. They won’t learn untill we stop turning up.

Mills (the other one)
Mills (the other one)

Good one, lets do that, will definitely help in a very meaningful way …

White Russian
White Russian

@gunnerlad – what’s your point? That he’s injured, which is unacceptable? Or that an untested youngster is so far our only signing – in which case, why do you care that he’s injured?
I agree that the most effective way of registering protest – if warranted – with the club is to vote with our feet, but this is the umpteenth time I’ve read or heard people planning to protest over the next week or so. There’s still 3 weeks of the transfer window to go, and a number of very winnable games before then – with a core team that will be just as strong as it was at the end of last season.
I’d call you reactionary, but I’m not sure what you’re reacting to. Inertia?

amusa
amusa

Kind of fitting isn’t it, in a negative way?
A club with loads of cash sitting in the bank, for whatever reason go and get a player, with an injury record on the cheap. Who gets injured before the start of the season.
Yes, I’m very frustrated by the way this transfer window has been going.

Modha
Modha

Could Wenger be doing a Ryan Giggs with Sanogo, pulling him from meaningless games as a precaution with fictional injuries? You can see the straws I am clutching in my hands!

gooner odst
gooner odst

broken liver bones?

Pistolpete
Pistolpete

Oh my god, what is happening at arsenal. This is why we should have been buying players wenger. Its all going to come crashing down on you wenger. Can’t wait for that.

gunnerjoe
gunnerjoe

Hoping for an Arsenal loss some fan you are Pete

White Russian
White Russian

I guarantee, if it is 0-0 at half time against Villa, mongs like Pistolpete will be booing.

hunter13
hunter13

and thats where the good fans of arsenal in the ground grab the booing moron by the neck and throw him out the stadium. no fights no words nothing…

Henry's Almighty Tallywacker

At least he’s sorted his grammar out a bit.

Stonroy
Stonroy

Can we put a full team sheet together for this weekends game?

Progman07
Progman07

He is on his way to fullfil his dreams… To follow the footsteps of Diaby…:) That interview cursed him.

Jean-Luc
Jean-Luc

When he’s back he’ll be like a new signing.

deejay
deejay

it will be a relief when people stop using this rather tiring stock f*****g phrase.

MRN
MRN

Thank god you put those *** in, it would have deeply offended me otherwise

Master Bates
Master Bates

It starts…

Leon
Leon

At least none of the other new signings are injured…

Master Bates
Master Bates

M’vila has a bit of a niggle in the ankle 😀

karma
karma

i read that sebastian frey has the flu

Giroud's Tribal Tatts
Giroud's Tribal Tatts

Hatem Trabelsi.

OzGoonerGuy
OzGoonerGuy

Wenger is likely to hail Diaby as being like a new signing for the 6th season in a row, whenever he is able to get on the pitch.

Master Bates
Master Bates

He’s probably ‘injured’

ObiSingleDigit
ObiSingleDigit

Doomsday comments in 3…2…1…oh wait they’re already here

Sib93
Sib93

It’s a no go for Sanogo

vasderam

It’s-a-no-go

9jagun
9jagun

The league has not even started.

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davidnewzealand
davidnewzealand

Wake me up when San is all go

Lucas North Bank
Lucas North Bank

We will cope without him if necessary…up until a few weeks ago he did not exist. So its hardly the hammer blow some are making it out to be.

TOGooner
TOGooner

I’m pretty sure he existed.

Judgement day (once more)
Judgement day (once more)

Who saw that coming?

*Smashes head into a brick wall*

TJ
TJ

If you get a player with a proven goal scoring record you are likely to get goals
If on the other hand you get an injury prone player…

Hank Scorpio
Hank Scorpio

We are going to have a bench full of kids this weekend. In any case, Akpom has been more prominent and impressive in preseason than Sanogo

OzGoonerGuy
OzGoonerGuy

Theo, Monreal, Ryo, Vermaelen, Sanogo, Ramsey all injured for the start of the season. And who knows when Diaby will play. But still no signings – that’s just incompetence.

Cesar? Williams? Gustavo? Anyone?

One thing for certain – you won’t sign a soul if you don’t actually make a bid. And release clauses don’t trigger by talking about them.

No other club repeatedly makes it this difficult.

hunter13
hunter13

no other club has had to factor in the repayment of a 450million stadium while being financially slef sufficient and still competing in the highest competitins in europe for the highest positions with players from its own academy.

no other fans could be as thick as to constantly complain and moan to a club of arsenal’s class and stature principles and ethos.

Exiledgooner
Exiledgooner

The stadium excuse is starting to wear thin. What was the point in moving if not to capitalise on the increased revenue the Emirates would bring? Granted, to begin with things were tight, but by the club’s own admission the shackles are now coming off, and yet the club refuses to spend to improve the team. We’re not asking them to break the bank; no one (reasonable) expects a £50 million signing, but some strength in depth is not too much to ask. Having a great academy/spending restraint and buying sensibly to bring in outside quality do not have to be mutually exclusive.

hunter13
hunter13

rome wasnt built in a day. in such projects like ours you think and act long-term. if some fans were dumb enough to believe that we would be winning titles back to back and champions leagues and signing ronaldinho pirlo and eto when weve just built our new ground then thats their fault, not the club’s.

and no the stadium is not wearing thin for our debt still stands at somewhere like 220-250m and for that we still need to pay something like 19m a year …so it is still a burden.

Fellonious
Fellonious

We haven’t really competed per se the last few years. If by compete you meant played decently until we came up against a decent European team, fiddled around in domestic cups for a bit without winning one, and desperately hung on for a top four position without ever going near winning the league…then you might have a point. And look, principles and ethos are all well and good, but probably Higuain himself and definitely everyone at Liverpool would argue we aren’t squeaky clean.

hunter13
hunter13

why would higuain argue anything? and as for liverpool they are shooting themsleves on the foot with the noise they’re making..luis will put down transfer request in a while and theyll be forced to sell lower than the 50m they were aiming at. not accpeting the 40+1p bid might bite them in the arse…

OzGoonerGuy
OzGoonerGuy

No, no ,no this has nothing to do with the stadium.

This is about our best players being sold too cheaply, and the proceeds not reinvested back in the squad. The funds weren’t needed for the stadium.

This is about an attitude amongst manager and Board that 4th is an acceptable achievement. That in no way aligns with the ambitions of any good player, which is the reason for them leaving.

This is about millions being pissed away on the wages of sub-standard players paid on potential. now that a lot of that has been recouped, the Arsenal management have stuffed it in their pockets again and not put back into the squad.

This is why our squad is too thin. And as we drag undercooked juniors into the senior squad, just look at the impact on the U-21s. If our negotiating process worked properly we would have had targets identified and acquired weeks ago. Like Juventus. Like City.

And the bottom line is that it is all unnecessary because the funds are available. We just have a stubborn old manager who is set in his ways and doesn’t adapt to changing circumstances.

That is why we’re underperforming, and that is why it’s time for a change!

Mooro
Mooro

Well on the bright side, we go into the Villa game top of the league and, er, well, that’s it really.

Delboy in Peckham
Delboy in Peckham

Fuck. Shit. Cunt. Bastard.

davidnewzealand
davidnewzealand

We tried to sign all of them but Napoli snapped them up 🙂

Andyredgunner
Andyredgunner

Not quite…..we did manage to get Shit, Jack Shit!

Nick
Nick

And Mr. Fuck All too, don’t forget. He might make a big impact this season.

D
D

We also tried to get Cunt as well. But Liverpool said no.

Henry's Almighty Tallywacker

You’re forgetting that venerable old Swine, Mr. All. What was his first name again? Ah! That’s it. Bugger! Bugger All. Once he’s done polishing my spittoon he will wreak havoc on the pitch for Arsenal.

Antimaq
Antimaq

In any case, no one would have wanted Sanogo to start against Villa. So what’s the fuss about?
We really need to strengthen in midfield and defence though.

Dick Swiveller
Dick Swiveller

I don’t think anyone is truly fussed about this, it’s just frustration spilling over that IF Giroud gets injured then there’s no real backup unless you count Poldi and Theo, which we probably should but I don’t.

Exiledgooner
Exiledgooner

And frustration caused by the fact that the club’s one signing has a Diabiesque history of injury….

RSAgooner
RSAgooner

Top of the league baby yeah!…….well……

Andyredgunner
Andyredgunner

Oh behave!

Fibregas
Fibregas

This is just Wenger playing mind games – Villa will cack themselves when they see Sanogo’s name inexplicably appear on Saturday’s team sheet…

ChrisM
ChrisM

Sometimes it seems like we are an F1 car trying to make its way round a rally course… Why are we so frail? (or are all teams like this)

RadCarrot
RadCarrot

*facepalm*

YL
YL

Obviously

Matt
Matt

Wenger had better avoid casinos.

David
David

Come on Blogs! The tenor of this blog over the last two months has become so negative.

“We have to play Ramsey cos we don’t have an alternative, even though he’s been f***in brilliant over the last 20 games!

He’s evolved to become consistently our best player! That’s like saying ManUre had to play George Best because they had noone else of his calibre, what a pain for them!

Lets start looking at the bright side of life. If the close season goes on much longer, the negativity of this blog will be the death of me, I only read it because its normally the best around and f****ing brilliant! And that’s no excuse.

Bamford13
Bamford13

Yeah, David, it’s just like saying that, because Aaron Ramsey is just like George Best. Christ. Aaron Ramsey is a decent player. No more, no less. Great that he’s playing better than he was a year or two ago but the fact that he looks like our best midfielder at the moment reflects very poorly on our midfield and on our team. As for Sanogo, I believe he was known to be injury-prone before we signed him. But that’s how Wenger likes his signings — cheap and unwanted by anyone else. Later to be recycled as deadwood.

hunter13
hunter13

well done david…..our fans are way too negative and full of fear…our fans lack the spine to support through thick and thin…our fans and blogs are in their majority a disgrace mocking every transfer every player and setting ultimatums to our greatest ever manager, mocking the board, mocking our efforts, clueless shitheads who think they can have opinions on complex matters such as arsenals football science…

Fellonious
Fellonious

You’re a paid troll you are.

hunter13
hunter13

oh so whoever believes in arsenal is a troll now huh? why dont all you moaning bastards go fuck yourselves? enough already….

zimgooner
zimgooner

this is why we need to strengthen. No Walcott, no Yaya,. If we desperately need goals and need to bring in strikers we have Akpom ? Need experienced reinforcements in our squad. City have 4 world class strikers in their rank. Not even considering Navas. United the same. Arsenal have kids 🙁

Merlin's Panini
Merlin's Panini

Apparently Walcott is fine. Just picked up a little knock but should play against Scotland.

MLK
MLK

I’m not completely sure you understand the concept of world class. The only world class striker city has is Aguero. As for united, that’s even more ridiculous since they’ve only got one world class striker willing to kick a ball for them in a match and that’s Judas. Not unless you meant one goal a season superstar Welbeck or captain of the bench Hernandez. I’m sorry, obviously you meant the Italian stallion Macheda and Portugese demigod Bebe.

ONEILLIO

Is Pat Rice available? Take three Shawcrosses to injure him and his magic shorts.

Grzegorz Brzęczyszczykiewicz
Grzegorz Brzęczyszczykiewicz

So with Sanogo, Walcott & Ramsey all injured, Wenger’s transfer policy starts biting his scrawny ass. I hope it hurts.

Arseblood
Arseblood

Diaby’s new best mate….

arsene Bale

injuries injuries injuries everywhere

heh
heh

You reckon it’s too late to return him back to Auxxere?

Midfield Corporal
Midfield Corporal

I can just picture Arsene rooting through his office bin looking for the receipt asking Bouldy if its still within the 30 day money back guarantee period.

Denilson's back pass
Denilson's back pass

Don’t worry guys, Bouldy can play in defence and it’s only a matter of time before Wenger himself becomes the first ever player-manager over 70 to score in the Premier League.

If all else fails, we still have Bendtner.

…and Park? That badass had military training, he could probably fuck up Shawcross and score a cuntload of goals.

Chin up peeps. We got this shit.

Arsenal for the treble.

Jokowi
Jokowi

In FM, Yaya Sanogo is a predator in front of the goal. I hope the same in the real world… Finger cross

Hank Scorpio
Hank Scorpio

You’re not wrong Jokowi. He once scored 40 goals in 35 league games for me!