Posted on September 21, 2012 by ADMIN

Full Arsenal injury list ahead of Man City game – Great news on Wilshere and Frimpong

With the biggest game of the season so far for Arsenal looming on the horizon, Arsene Wenger is edging closer to having a totally fit squad to choose from in the near future as just about all of Arsenal’s long term injuries are close to resuming training with the first team squad.

Obviously everyone is excited to see Jack Wilshere back in full training (hopefully with a new extended contract) although Wenger is certain to ease him back into the first team gently in the coming months. Arsenal fans can also celebrate the return of Emmanuel Frimpong to the first-team fold. Wenger said: “We are so pleased that Jack is back in full training. It’s been 14 months and that’s a long time for someone at his age. It’s an eternity, but it’s great news.

“We have to give him a few training sessions to see how he copes and responds to it. That’s the delicate, sensitive stage – to choose when to bring him in and out. We’ll have to handle that day-by-day.

“We also have Emmanuel Frimpong who has returned to full training this week, which is great news as well. Emmanuel has also been out a long time, but is progressing well.”

And also coming up is the return of our long-serving right-back Bacary Sagna, who is also hoping to begin talks over a contract extension in the near future. Wenger has indicated that the French international will be rejoining the squad next week, although it may be sometime before he can displace the much-improved Carl Jenkinson.

Tomas Rosicky is only expected to be a week behind him as well since his tendon injury sustained with the Czech Republic team during the summer, and the only position that Wenger really needs to worry about is the goalkeepers as both Wojciech Szczesny and Lukas Fabianski are both out at the moment. There were unconfirmed Twitter rumours that Szczesny’s setback may be a long-term one, and Fabianski has had trouble with his shoulder for many months now so who knows when they can return?

Vito Mannone is doing a fine job right now, but if anything should happen to him in the next few weeks Wenger may have to start depending on the very inexperienced pair of Damien Martinez and James Shea. Arsenal really need our newly solid defence to take good care of Mannone, especially for the next two weekends…..

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28 thoughts on “Full Arsenal injury list ahead of Man City game – Great news on Wilshere and Frimpong

  1. tiger

    once wilshere playing for our midfield, we’re gonna have one of the best midfield in EPL.

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  2. jk

    What a midfield we have now. we should use the capital one cup to keep coquelin, ramsey, frimpong and eisfeld fresh.

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  3. S.H

    I hope Jack gets a run in the Capital cup. Could be too soon, even if we have to wait another month until he features, I’m just happy he’s fit and almost ready to go!

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  4. green gunner

    putting players out on loan seems to really work for arsenal. look at mannone this season, wilshire from his bolton days. next season (or january) ryo will tear the place apart!

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  5. Leoj

    if this info is anything go by then our goalkeepers are our problem right now. hope vito steps up his game cos man city are gunner smell PEPPER this coming sunday


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  6. JADON

    Now people will understand why Wenger didn’t rush to bring in another midfielder, in latest by a month time Wenger would have a midfield of Arteta, Diaby, Cazorla, Wilshere, Rosicky, Ramsey, Frimpong etc to choose from. That’s hectic enough, go on you gunners, we want a trophy this season…

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  7. Sank

    Squad depth –
    schesney – performed well last yr and will come good.
    vito – performing well
    fab – good as reserve
    carl – no complaints till now
    sagna – best RB in league
    kos – our best CD
    Per – showing improvement
    verm – our captain
    djo – good as 4th choice
    gibbs – showing consistency
    santos – samba boy
    ARTETA – According to me best player we have. mr. reliable and consistent. deserves atleast 1 cap for spain.
    dench – not sure bt good
    wilshere – our no.10 cant wait to see him play
    ramsey – realy improving
    diaby – our yaya toure if injury free.
    coq – good back up and versatile
    rosicky – good option to have for depth
    cazorla – buy of the season
    arshavin – quality but…
    gerv – performing well dis yr nd mr. dribbler
    pod – mr.happy nd works like beast
    ox – perfect winger bt needs consistency nd wil show.
    walcott – great pace nd very good substitute
    giroud – contributing nd performing just needs goals nd i m sure it wil come.
    chamakh – deserves chance in low intensity games.

    Sorry if i missed someone.

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  8. Jonny Martin

    Wilshere is a fantastic talent but I would still have Diaby, Cazorla and Arteta as my first choice.
    Then Coquelin or Wilshere.
    Then Ramsey or Rosicky
    Then Frimpong last(VERY slow in the challenge and resultingly gets too many bookings).
    Can Arshavin play in the middle ?

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  9. Jonny Martin

    BTW: Message to ‘sank’
    Dont mean to be protentious but as you have a good blog its important normal people can understand you –
    This (not dis)
    and (not nd)
    but (not bt)
    Try and put a few vowels in there.
    Or rather ‘try nd pt fw vwls n der’

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  10. kml

    Wen do u guys think jack will play his frst game maybe a sub in chelsea game nxt week…or the week after???….i think he needs atleast 10-15 days training then maybe a game or two for reserves,,a few sub appearance then he will be match fit and ready to go,,….and no matter how good the arteta-diaby-cazorla midfield is jack HAS to start…he is TOP CLASS…

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  11. Somtee

    Wilshere and frimpong is back what a great news but who I can’t wait to be back is Rosicky

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  12. mark simpson

    All of you who were slating Arsne and doubting if he still had it, should eat a little humble pie.
    What a great squad we have and we have paid the bills.
    In Wenger we should trust!!!!

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  13. topemagnus

    thank God JW10 and DENCH is back, now we have depth in the squad. A good loan move could work for JW10 as he is already not included in our champions league squad of the season or frimpong cos we can’t keep them all in the squad which can have a negative effect on the dressing room chemistry and we hope his being an english player, the hype, big money contract, pressure to perform and step up don’t ruin him faster than his career should lapse in arsenal. let’s put man$hitty where they belong this sunday. COYG!!!

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