Wenger gives update on Sagna and Santi

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Arsene Wenger has revealed that Bacary Sagna (new deal please) is a slight doubt for Sunday’s trip to West Bromwich Albion but that aside from the right-back there are no new injury worries.

Speaking to Arsenal Player the boss revealed:  “The only uncertainty we have could be Bacary Sagna who had a little hamstring problem. He has a scan today [Thursday] and from then on we will assess his situation.”

“Everybody else came out of the Napoli game without a major problem so they should all be available.”

Despite being out of his protective boot having suffered an ankle injury three weeks ago Arsenal fans will have to wait a little longer for the return of Santi Cazorla. The little Spaniard had hoped he’d be in contention for a place before the international break only for the boss to scupper any such idea.

“He is not in contention,” continued Wenger. “But he could be not far after the international break.”

The likes of Yaya Sanogo, Lukas Podolski, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, Abou Diaby and Theo Walcott remain sidelined.

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Le_Dooner

Hopefully after the West Brom game he’ll tell us all the players have knocks, and will “unfortunately” miss the International break. They could all do with a rest, some stern tests coming up soon. Nothing we can’t handle though!

AP

I think hes deliberately protecting cazorla form this intl break. Cazorla will really be needed after the break, and any injury to him in this break will severely hamper arsenal’s strength. His season really hasnt started yet.

Harsh

it sounds good as a joke, but at this level, where everything is scrutinised thoroughly, he cab’t risk lying to the world…

Bonjour

It’s less of a risk to lie than to play Santi jetlagged, hungover and barely fit in a friendly in Kamchatka! Give him the rest he deserves!

AP

Or you can be fergie and thumb your red nose to the country teams…

Johnnnycakes

This Harsh guy is starting to annoy me with his stupid quotes and glasses!

MoNk

Can’t wait to see Cazözil in action!

MAllen

How about some Cazbolt
http://t.co/Xx0ufZm9KV

TomJ

Me too Monk, but clever stuff from Arsene slowing his comeback

Harsh

don’t forget rosicky… master passing, master ball contol and dribbling, master flair and accelartion… these three make the complete attacking midfiled trio…

MoNk

Yes,everyone here knows who Rosicky is,thank you very much.

masterofthegoonaverse

Whats accelartion?

Marty Mcfly

Cozila

MAllen

A pattern has emerged: player has fantastic game, player has injury. If Jenks steps in, I’m pretty sure he will get the job done.
I can’t bear this eternal wait to see Santi and Ozil rip teams apart.

Peas and pat Rice

Özorla

Godzilla

Giroud, podolski, Ozil, Cazorla

MoNk

Cazözil seemed more apt, Cazorla is the senior player in this Arsenal team. 😀

goonerdal

Brilliant Decision to keep santi out. i could imagine Del bosque just waiting, sniffing almost at the slightest opportunity to whisk him away for a trip around the globe. in which he may or may not significantly feature however theres always a 10 minute sub appearance period for him to get clattered by a south american nutcase breaking gooners hearts all over the world….

Aamir

Santi needed a rest anyway. The guy has played non stop since 2011. I can’t wait to see Cazorla Özil and Walcott combining. I’m also pissed at Chamberlain’s injury. He was looking great in the Villa game and this was supposed to be his breakthrough year. And Özil and Poldi link up very well for Germany, it’s gonna be very very exciting when they are all fit.

Alex

Who’s the player to the right of Sagna in the picture?

Joe

Brandon Ormonde-Ottewill.

the only sam is nelson

is that one of the arsenal gent’s nicknames?

Robin

Luis Suarez

Goonjam74

Ormonde-Ottewill…academy left back I think….

Dr Baptiste

Theo in a wig. It’s how we’re now going to get around sending our players to international games

nuraz19

I think Sagna could play our next match. Wish Carzola quick recovery.

ShrunkenMonkey

Heyyyy Arseblog, how about a small, but very useful change to the comments section?

Order comments by their thumbs-up rating, instead of chronologically.

That way, no more first posts, and we won’t have to trawl through a bunch of waffle to get to the insight!

Give it some thought. 🙂

dan

Oh how about no!!!

Dr Baptiste

But the thumbed down comments give me the most joy.

Jake

Most voted (up + down) then?

Wengers spare change

Then nobody would read yours

Cazorzilsczacker

COYSpaniard!

Harish P

It’s a shame the majority of the injured couldn’t come back for November, when the big games really hit us. Either way, Cazorla and Sagna’s jot so much more long term (as well as maybe Walcott?) is still sweet music.

wizie

am sure they will be back soon with a high impact

henry

My thought is Santi has been fine but the boss wants Spaincelona leaves him a little space to breath.

LANS

“When the time is right we shall unleash the mighty Cazozil on our enemies and watch as they crumble and scatter in shear disbelief that such a sublime midfield could ever exist on this mortal earthly plane”

Silhouette of the back of a grand chair, we can make out the outline of Wenger. Close up of a hand stroking a cat, lighting strikes outside window, unnecessarily long evil laughter, fade to black.

Arsenal-induced Heart Attack Survivor

Other managers: “You’re pure genius!”
AW: “I’m necessary genius.”
*’Kills’ opposition with 3 points*

kolo's foreskin

what setup would you like to see with Cazorla and Ozil both in the team?

Peas and pat Rice

Cazorla out on the left where Jacks been playing recently, Ozil in the free role in the middle

New guy

And Jack…?
I think you are right but it leaves 2 spots for Flamini, Arteta, Rosicky, Jack, Ramsey and Diaby, assuming we can’t play one of them on the right because we will put Theo, Ox, or Gnabry there. And we’ve left Podolski on the bench as well. Suddenly (compared to the Villa match which was just 45 days ago or so) things look totally different.

Parisian Weetabix

It barely matters. Stick them in the front three and tell them to rotate. Jack, Santi, Rambo, Tomas, Mesut… take your pick. They’re all clever enough players to do it.

HOLY FUCK THIS IS EXCITING!

mike

If it were up to me, I wouldn’t play Sagna if there was any doubt at all over his fitness, we are starting to feel less uptight about our depth in all but striker position, lets keep it that way and not risk aggravating an injury to our put him anywhere defender. Jenks on the right will be fine especially if Gnabry is warned to remember his tracking duties. plus it’d mean more game time for Gnabry which nobody can think wont help. all in all not a biggy buisness as usual 3-1 if you please (sorry szczesney) 2-0 …what?… Read more »

Iceman

Also don’t forget that we have Rosicky back!

Gooner of Navarone

I think I prefer Rosicky doing winger duty when until Walcott’s back. Gnabry can be a 65th min sub.

abdul

Remember how Good Santi was last season???? Imagine him trying to impress Arsenal’s record signing. Am sure he will, as footballers are competitors and Santi definitely is. I remember that game at OT last season when we were absolute shite Santi showed sheer determination and character until last sec.

Sajit

But [if Arsene is saying Cazorla is not fit to protect him ] it doesnt make sense. Cazorla could use the international games to get back to fitness. Any player coming back from injury needs 2-3 games ot get up to speed.

goonertodeath

let him get the “2-3” games in an arsenal shirt my friend!

IceBerg10

……………………………………….Sir Chesney……………………………………….

………………………..Van Halen………BFG………..Kos the Boss…………………..
…..Sagna…………………………………………………………………………Gibbs……..
…………………………………………Ramsey……………………………………………..

……………………………Ozil……………………….Cazorla……………………………….

………………………….Theo……………………………………………………………….
…………………………………………………..Giroud………………………………………

3-5-2. Not for every game, just some…width from our wing backs, extra defensive cover from Verm, closer interchanges and combos in midfield, and the pace and finishing of Theo to run onto HFB’s delicious flicks etc………

Tim

1. ‘Van Halen’ would have to play on the left side
2. What happens when one of the centre backs inevitable get injured
3. Why drop Flamini, he has been crucial to our freedom in attack of late
4. Ozil and Cazorla would have too much defending duty in that formation

……………………………………….Sir Chesney……………………………………….

Sagna (jenks)………………BFG (Sagna)………..Kos the Boss (Vermaelen)…………………Gibbs (Monreal)

………………………………………Flamini/Arteta/Ramsey

———————————–Ramsey/Arteta/Wilshere

………………………………………………………………Ozil/Cazorla/Rosicky

————-Walcott/Chamberlain/Either of the CAM’s)—————————————-Podolski/Either of the CAM’s

————————————————————————–Giroud

Penis

For fucks sake, it seems like there’s an international break every other day

I don’t have a lot to look forward to in life other than that sweet delicious Arsenal fitba

Richie Waweru

Sagna needs a rest and a new contract as well. Love seeing Jenks play, that guy can really cross a ball. Remember Ramsey’s goal?

GreenGooner

You’re not the only one pissed with this Harsh cunt…. Probably a spurs shit trolling cunt…

Searchlight.

Unlike Harsh, I’ve never seen you make a positive contribution.

GreenGooner

How about checking out who this Harsh cunt is? Starting to annoy the fuck out of us mate!

Searchlight.

Hypocrites and parasites
Will come up and take a bite
And if your night will turn to day
A lot of people would run away

Who The Cap Fits.

Wengers spare change

Bob Marley has risen from the grave

Searchlight.

Dedicated to johnnnycakes (see above).

Ayman

I’m fine with sitting Sagna and Santi Clause until after the break. Speaking of Sagna, his wife is mighty hot. Google that shit.

TITI Eltom

can’t wait to see this mouth watering starting eleven :

SZCZ

SAGNA BFG KOS GIBBO

RAMSEY FLAMINI

SANTI

THEO OZIL

HFB

SUBS:
Rosicky
TV5
Arteta
Wilshire
OX
Poldi
Fabiniski

Paul S

Did no-one else first read that as ‘Wenger gives up on Sagna and Santi’ and have a panic attack?

DLDC

Not that I’m superstitious or anything but if I recall, the last time the phrase New Deal Please was used in these parts it did not work out. I so hope that Sagna sticks around

Maltz

Sansut Özorla?

paddlejack

Did any of you see the pre Napoli press conference? When sagna and Arsene were asked about a new contract, they looked at each other, laughed and said “maybe today is not the best day to talk about that?”

Forfuckssake

Whats our record for consecutive wins? Wemust be getting close.

Wengers spare change

I think its twelve. Not a hundred percent though

Forfuckssake

Answering my own question we made 14 consecutive wins in 87 not sure if WBA counts as we won on penalties but if it does I think if things progress we get 15th win against Chelsea in carling cup. Cheers Mr Wenger our faith is back.

Forfuckssake

Sorry to be pedantic we also did 14 wins in 2002.

sekeh

diaby MUST go!

Uzo_9ja Gooner

Özil

marvin

Too many comments every time. Some are definitely not worth reading u kno