Man United star or Gabriel injury to have more say on Arsenal?

Just when Arsenal fans were left cursing our luck yet again after the news was revealed this morning that our Brazilian centre back Gabriel has gone back home to South America as he recovers from injury, we got some better news on the injury front from our next Premier League opponents Manchester United.

Louis van Gaal and the United squad are in Denmark ahead of the first leg of their Europa League clash with FC Midtjylland and in his pre-match comments reported by Sky Sports the United boss revealed that the reason their captain Wayne Rooney was not with the squad was because he has picked up a knee problem.

Van Gaal said, “We have 13 players injured and Wayne is one of them. You can never say [how long he could be out for].

“He has a knee problem so we have to wait and see. He scores a lot of goals so he is very important for us. We know that but we have to cope with that.”

The England captain may have started the season slowly but he has improved and his 15 goals are the main reason why United are still harbouring some faint hopes of getting back into the top four. The only other United player to reach double figures in all competitions is Martial so the news that Rooney will miss the game against us at Old Trafford next weekend is a big boost.

It does kind of cancel out the bad news about Gabriel and may even prove to have a bigger effect on our title challenge than the defender’s hamstring problem, as long as Gabriel is not out for too long. What do you think?

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  1. antonioro says:

    I think we have snaily BFG against speedy Messi-Neymar-Suarez…and this is scary as hell

    1. Ks-Gunner says:

      When i remember what Suarez did the psg defence. Zeus have mercy with us poor arsenal souls.

  2. Ks-Gunner says:

    We need to try our best and use Walcott up front and try to damage barcelona with counters. Trying to play football against them is impossible.

    1. GoonerLad says:

      Walcott doesn’t have the brains to play CF against Barca. The moment he’s 1v1 against a keeper or a defender he panics. He would be better off on the RW where Giroud could assist him.

  3. goonerboy says:

    Oh my God! This is becoming so annoying! Is Barca from heaven or what?!
    The respect we give them is just too much! If you eavesdrop our players saying all this about Barca,won’t you abuse them?
    What nonsense “trying to play football with barca is impossible”..why not play Basketball or rugby then? Bollocks.
    The thing is they are favourites and that’s all…nothing more!
    If we work hard, we might be lucky…support the team!

    1. NY_Gunner says:

      Exactly. They can be beaten. And if we turn up on the day, we can beat them. Some of these “girly-mans” on here need to grow a pair, then sprout some hair on em…

      1. Ks-Gunner says:

        Spare us your usual bs of ” we can do this” and put your money where your mouth is and make some good money and bet on arsenals behalf. Dont think that you are that stupid to do it though.

        Barcelona arent just fav. but the best team in the world, with the best player the football world has ever seen. If you fail to acknowledge their greatness, they will make sure you remember next time for sure.

        1. G-Rude says:

          Yes and I bet you said that before the Bayern Munich game.
          And I bet you said that Arsenal wouldn’t even get to the knockout rounds and face Barcelona when we had to beat Olympiakos 3-0.
          And I bet even if we beat Barcelona, you will carry on and say we will be massacred in Spain
          And I bet your not even an Arsenal fan.
          If you want to keep predicting your team is going to lose so and support Accrington Stanley.

    2. GoonerLad says:

      Keep lying to yourself. It’s a fact we won’t go through the next round.

      1. Ks-Gunner says:

        and then we wonder why the football world takes us for idiots, lol.

        1. G-Rude says:

          The reason they take Arsenal fans for idiots is because of loser ‘fans’ like you. So 60,000 fans shouldn’t go and cheer us on at the game because there’s a chance we might lose? Idiot!
          Try supporting the bloody team

      2. G-Rude says:

        So don’t bother watching the games if you already know the result.

  4. SoOpa AeoN says:

    OT Szczesny hasn’t really improved…… Has he?

  5. summerbreez says:

    We have an important game against hull first and we need to win it as for barcalona well that’s another completely different game I got my own game plan for barca the united game is a different game again any welcoming news becomes an advantage
    We need to create a loud atmosphere at these games as they are crucial games

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