Posted on November 25, 2014 by ADMIN

Giroud injury STILL hurting Arsenal for Dortmund clash

It is just about typical really. Even when Arsenal get some good news on the injury front, and the early return of Olivier Giroud from his tibia damage was certainly good news, there is a sting in the tail, because the big Frenchman is not available to face Borussia Dortmund in the crucial Champions League clash at the Emirates on Wednesday night.

After Danny Welbeck remined us of his lack of finishing finesse against his former club and Giroud then scorched a late goal past the Man United keeper not long after coming on, I am sure that many Arsenal fans were goping to see the France international start against Jurgen Klopp’s side, but it is not to be.

Because of the timing of Giroud’s injury, after the play-offs but before the group stages, and because Arsene Wenger did not expect to have him back until the new year, Giroud was left out of the Champions League squad. He will be able to play in the knockout phase, but we have got to get there first, so unless the manager fancies giving Yaya Sanogo, Lukas Podolski or Alexis Sanchez a go as the Arsenal centre forward, it looks like Welbeck is up again.

Let’s hope his finishing is a bit sharper this time.

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21 thoughts on “Giroud injury STILL hurting Arsenal for Dortmund clash

    1. arsenal207

      It is funny that you want Giroud now. I remember last time there are many of you with “No Giroud, I’m happy” comments. You wished for this. You cried for Giroud to be absence. Now what?
      I still don’t like Giroud in 1st team, i would rather have Welbeck anyday.

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  1. Mesut O-grillz

    I heard that they made a mistake with this and that he actually eligible to play?

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    1. ebemka

      its not even as if giroud is our only option after welbeck… we still have campbell, and podolski

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  2. davidnz

    Well we are cruising to
    our 4th place trophy again
    thanks to master Arsene.
    Just 2 points off 4th with Giroud back.
    Yipeeeeeeeeee.

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    1. davidnz

      38 EPL games MONEY
      10 ECL games MONEY
      1 Com shield MONEY
      4 Preseason MONEY
      ? FA cup MONEY
      Sponsorship MONEY
      Who needs the hassle of winning trophies?
      55 games minimum MONEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEYYYYYYYYYY
      maythe4thbewitharse…

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    2. Hafiz Rahman

      20 consecutive 4th Trophy….

      20 times defending champion of 4th…

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  3. Gooneristic Truth

    Even if we score first, our defense will always finds a way of conceding enough goals to draw or lose. If we fall behind, I doubt we can raise our game to get back up & take 3 points. I just don’t think we are ready for this clash. We just have way too many problems to sort out to all of a sudden think we can outsmart Klopp’s heavy metal gang on Wednesday! The Man U we failed to beat is nowhere near the level of the current Dortmund despite all their domestic problems in Germany. I hate to feel pessimistic, but our recent Arsenal doesn’t give me any reason to look forward to winning!

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    1. Hafiz Rahman

      totally…Dortmund is on the top of the German league….

      they are far superior in terms of standard…..

      Even at Full strength…..Reus alone can easily destroy us….

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      1. davidnz

        Yes Reus will destroy us
        from the medical room.
        But who cares last 16 is us.
        We don’t want the pressure
        of ECL 1/4 finals.

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  4. dilla

    Pretty much the whole squad should be held accountable imo. yes sanchez has carried us, but no one else has really stepped up. Rambo, Wilshere, Cazorla, Shezny, Gibbs, Arteta, Per, Welbeck, etc. ALL underperforming. No killer instinct. No composure. All Wenger’s fault.

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  5. mobaygunner

    Ok…I say management change too but come on now…u cant blame this on Wenger orthe medical team..im just glad he’s available for the league….at this point I say f**k the champions league….lets be realistic…we not gonna win it anyway so why waste time…focus on the league…and wrk on getting a new manager….I say wenger out…but and there’s a but….I don not want a management change in the middle of the season….as much as I want him out…I can see a new manager talking over and all these festive fixtures coming up he wont have time to change much…so plzzzz plzzzz im begging lets give the old man the rest of the season plzzz….not for his sake but our club sake

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  6. cheeterspotter

    How long was Giroud on the pitch?
    That has been a massive bone of contention. Wengers decisions re.the timing of substitutions.10 or 5 mins before the end which is usually to late to alter a game.
    what on earth is he thinking of watching the game from the bench.What’s for super maybe.

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  7. cheeterspotter

    How long was Giroud on the pitch?
    That has been a massive bone of contention. Wengers decisions re.the timing of substitutions.10 or 5 mins before the end which is usually to late to alter a game.
    what on earth is he thinking of watching the game from the bench.What’s for supper maybe.

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  8. Andrew AFC

    SORT IT OUT WENGER OR WE WILL!!!!!!!!! PLEASE MR CHIPS TELL WENGER HE HAS HAD HIS!!!!!!!! 🙂

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  9. ArseOverTit

    Let’s not be like wenger. Let’s ‘act’ in the hope we can change things.

    Sign this petition and share it with all who care about AFC (A is for Arsenal and not Arsene)!

    Href=”http://tinyurl.com/ouastfu”

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  10. LoCkAy

    Giroud is not eligible to play as he was not registered… His recovery went well (well, still questioning that, as I find strange he is one month ahead of schedule… I can smell the set back a mile away) so we are not stuck with 2 misfiring strikers (Sanogo/Welbeck).

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