Arsenal get MASSIVE injury boost ahead of Man United clash

There are two very important games for Arsenal to get through, at home to Anderlecht and away to Swansea City, before the next international break comes around, but after that things really start to get serious for Arsene Wenger and the Gunners.

The first two games after the international break are both at home, with Man United in the Premier League on the Saturday and orussia Dortmund in the Champions League the following Wednesday. It is no exaggeration to say that the results of those two games could really shape our season, so some good news on the injury front is very welcome indeed.

One of the most disappointing things about last season, apart from all the injuries ruining our title challenge, was the failure to take advantage of United’s troubles. But we have another great chance as they struggle to get get going under Louis van Gaal.

One of their biggest weaknesses has been their defence, so the report by The Mirror which reveals they will be without arguably their best defender Marcos Rojo for three months is a huge boost for Arsenal. They are already without Phil Jones, Rafael and Jonny Evans and have not been able to name the same back four all season.

So if Arsenal needed any encouragement to go on the attack when the mancs come to town in a few weeks, the injury to Rojo should provide it as well as our own injury problems easing off with the returns of Walcott, Wilshere and Ramsey and perhaps even Koscielny. And if we can finally get one over on the old enemy, I think it will really put us in a great position to push on for the rest of the season. What do you think?

Tags Jones Koscielny rojo


  1. fred cowardly says:

    If Wenger got another CD, DM and top striker during summer we wouldn’t need to rely on bad things happening to other teams.

    Chelski got who they needed; top number 10 (fabregas) and top striker who scores almost every game and now look at them. They are number 1, full of confidence and haven’t lost a game.

    Wenger, you know what to do in January. JUST DO IT and relieve our suffering

    1. Hafiz Rahman says:

      we need 2 DMs not just one….our injury track record has been very bad…..

      1. RyoSila says:

        @fred cowardly and Hafiz Rahman always mourning about what we didn’t or what we should do in future.How do you guys live your lives????? Should learn to use what u have when u have it not what your neighbour has.

        1. Hunterito says:

          “Should learn to use what u have when u have it not what your neighbour has.”

          That’s a pretty poor analogy – if you were competing with your neighbour in e.g. a gardening competition and your neighbour had an amazing array of flowers and all you had was weeds, even if you preened them it is pretty obvious who would win … common sense. (Not comparing any players to weeds just trying to highlight my point!)

    2. SaveArsenal says:

      Just because the entire world knows what we need to complete our team doesn’t mean that Wenger will do diddly squat to fix it.
      He hasn’t in the past, why will the future be any different?

    3. peeps says:

      stop cribbing about the same thing week in week out! just support the team as it is as of now! wenger will not change. he’s too old for that!

      1. sohara says:

        Well said Peeps

        Lets just get behind our team……

        I am so looking forward to going to the game tonight..


  2. henry12 says:

    Why are we talking about Man U game when we have two games before. We should look at the present games and worry about the future when it comes (good life advice as well).

  3. GOONSTER says:

    That low…Why should we celebrate like cowards about our opponents having injuries?.. We are not that small time, are we?


  4. tnarl says:

    “One of their biggest weaknesses has been their defence….”. Well, it turns out we have our own weaknesses in defence!!
    What’s this article all about anyway?

  5. Twig says:

    Man Utd will play like European champions when we meet them. In their next game, they’ll return to their old form and play like Mansfield FC.

    1. Hafiz Rahman says:

      Totally agreee on this…. Even when Utd have 20 players out injured….we will still flop against Utd…..

      Last season is a great example…everyone having a go at them….but we flop

  6. Mick The Gooner says:

    The only ‘massive’ injury boost Arsenal can get for this game is the return of Koscielny.

  7. Greg says:

    Welcome back “our speed merchant” theo walcott! Coyg!

  8. davidnz says:

    Despite injuries + too many
    EPL draws Arsenal has come
    back well. ECL last 16 seems assured
    and fourth place looks secured.
    Mind you without Sanchez we’d be in a pile of sh#t.
    We need Dortmund to lose points at home as well
    as beat them here, so top place looks unlikely.
    So to me Swansea away United at home
    and Liverpool away are the 3 crucial games before the New Year.

  9. GOONSTER says:

    Lets get Walcott, Kossy, Debuchy, Ramsey and Giroud fit and firing…… I know that Walcott, Ramsey, Kossy and Giroud will very make a big difference….

  10. GOONSTER says:

    We always act like jelly when we come up against United, even if they are dog crap we always have this bad mentality and attitude against United… I think we might draw this game if they don’t get an undeserved winner. That has been the story…

  11. Hafiz Rahman says:

    lets play Arsenal top 3 speedsters in the same team….




  12. Gigi2 says:

    i have to confess, a kind of a smile ran through my lips when Reading the Rojo news,
    Yeah, call me whatever, like humans dont get happy for other humans sorrow….

  13. Sumo says:

    Today when we play Anderlecht, notice their left back. Ibrahim Conte. Hope Wenger puts in a bid. He would be very nice cover for Gibbs. Especially when Nacho is sold/contract runs out.

    1. jermaineBryan says:

      Ibrahima conte is a winger who can dribble with great ball control.he is excellent at free kicks asŵell.

      Maybe he was playing in that position left back as a last resort if he came to arsenal I feel he wouldnt be any more promising than armond traore so Not good enough

      Andy Robertson at hull would be ideal this kid has great potential

  14. kamn288 says:

    Well if we look at the present games andrelecht will want to keep the score at minimal and Swansea after 0-0 with Everton without shelvey will also go for a nicking a goal in the dying minutes, so safe to assume that Man Utd match must have no arteta but Ramsey, no one touch passes, quick incisive passing .

  15. royalman says:

    I hv a question, when Giroud comes back, who ll be our top man, Himself or welbeck?

  16. Mukaya says:

    i honestly do not think man u consider a game against us a big game. they always beat us. not because they have a batter squad but because of some psycological advantage they have over us.

    i’m sure they would rather play us than another team. since they the end of the invincible era we have never bean confident playing against them.

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