It was great to see Arsenal take all three points from the game against West Brom ths afternoon, but can you believe that we may have also lost three more players to injury? Nacho Monreal came off very early on, and his replacement Kieran Gibbs sustained an ankle problem himself.

Wenger said on Arsenal.com after the match: “Gibbs struggled a little bit with an ankle problem and Monreal with a knee problem. Oxlade-Chamberlain also had a knee problem.”

And when asked if they could be serious, he replied: “I don’t know. We have to see how they recover on Monday. We have Oxlade-Chamberlain, Monreal and Gibbs who have knocks but I don’t know how bad it is.”

We certainly don’t need any more players on the treatment table, and especially Gibbs and Monreal, which would leave another gap in the defence. The good news is that Laurent Koscielny has come back to give the back line more steel, and Wenger is happy that we didn’t concede yet again. Wenger remarked: “We had a clean sheet against Dortmund and we had one today. We had three very good games in the week, one against Manchester United, one against Dortmund and one today. Unfortunately against Manchester United we didn’t win but our performance was there. Defensively we were maybe a bit more stable today but I think against Dortmund we had a very good defensive performance.”

It may not have been the most polished performance, but it was a great day to win three points with Chelsea only managing a draw and Southampton facing Man City tomorrow. A couple of points closer to the top!

Tags Gibbs Koscielny Monreal Oxlade-Chamberlain

30 Comments

  1. NY_Gunner says:

    Where’s KJ?

  2. muffdiver says:

    anyone got any good betting links for the boxing?

  3. Greg says:

    I pray that it isnt very serious! Wishing the guys a very speedy recovery! Coyg!

  4. mobaygunner says:

    I would say flam can play left bk but the there’s problems in midfield too soo…im hoping it nothing bad which I dont think it is

  5. Robin Vanpayslip says:

    Times like this, Kallstrom would actually be very welcome *breaks down into tears”

  6. Justsoccerfan says:

    Finally there are two banners out this match, anyone from here bring that?

  7. Twig says:

    Where’s KJ’s player ratings? Can’t wait :/

    1. davidnz says:

      Might keep KJ’s ratings till
      the morning so more fans
      can comment 🙂
      Mind you we are in the morning here
      nearly afternoon Sunday actually 🙂
      Be interesting to know
      What % of justarsenal folk are UK based
      and what % of us are over seas

      1. Luko Bratzi says:

        What’s up with these players seems like fairies on the field when I played you could tackle from behind get straight back up and after the bas,,,,,,,,, and you could charge the goalie seriously and no showers just a hose and carry the cross bar from one side of park to other oh the good ol days. Wilsher plays for free kicks Gibbs is nothing like Winterburn hasn’t had 4 games straight as for Mertisaker well he never makes a tackle runs back away to an area that is like a park. West brom are far more fit and strong than half of Arsenal oh and by the way played with cork studs still was tricky bug,,,, but not as fast as today

      2. admin says:

        According to Google figures for last month:
        UK 27%
        USA 12%
        India 10%
        Nigeria 4%
        Netherlands 3.5%
        Spain 3%
        Kenya 3%
        Australia 3%

        etc, etc for another 200 countries!

  8. Dennis says:

    He knows what we need to win the league but that would mean the board wouldn’t take home as much money at the end of the fiscal year. So, instead, he buys just enough to push for top 4, AW understands the model, he understands the expectations NOT from the fans but from his lords upstairs. So expect him to buy 1 player, maybe 2 to push for top 4 once again so they can cash in once again, then, in the summer we’ll have diaby, rosicky, poldi off the books and just replace them with 1 big buy/1 inexperienced player. REPEAT!!

    The AFC way………………… smh

    1. NY_Gunner says:

      @Dennis
      Winning the League would actually bring in more money to the club.

      1. Tas says:

        NY-Gunner I think you will find not much difference, if I’m not wrong it’s around couple of million between each placement, in fact Man-U recived over a million more then the champions last season Man-City received around £97.5 million and fourth place us recived £93.5, I’m not shore if there is an actual lump sum prize for wining the epl but I’m shore someone will correct me if I’m wrong.

  9. cheeterspotter says:

    Last wk I suggested 1 nil to the Arsenal would be de rigour and had some doubters, what say you now?

    1. Twig says:

      Prove it!

      1. davidnz says:

        Yes I predicted one nill Arsenal
        and I said Wellbeck would score
        from a Cazorla cross. I also predicted
        Monreal would go off in the 23rd minute
        and Gibbs and Ox would pick up knocks
        and Beraniho would score but be ruled offside…
        I beat everyone will thumb me down now 🙂

      2. Tas says:

        So you noticed his name 🙂

  10. bazooka says:

    Damn, the injury at arsenal is ridiculous mann.. I think some spurs magician is cursing arsenal…

    On the brighter note, we are 13 points away from chelsea! We can do it!!

  11. Justsoccerfan says:

    Wonder why EPL manager don’t have a retired age? How old they can work till, why so rich already still con people money.

    I have to declare I hate wenger, my love for him has changed to hate, that so hurts.

  12. Twig says:

    RVP, what a player.. Wish we played Poldi more often to score those lovely one time cannons.

  13. Ks-Gunner says:

    No panic, Wenger got this. He is going to use Giroud as a Cb that i am sure.

    1. Tas says:

      I have my money on Bould playing soon and the water boy, ball boy, he’ll even Gazides might play at the rate of injury continue, just for the record I’m free next week end I’m a free agent have been divorced for years now 🙂

  14. mobaygunner says:

    Can we finally go on a run like we had at the start of last season plzzz

    1. Tas says:

      Yes if we have any players left who are not injured, at present rate we are losing around two players a game and one in training.

  15. Hafiz Rahman says:

    with incoming injuries like this

    we need a 50 man squad。。。

    4 world class players in every positions…

  16. Hafiz Rahman says:

    its definitely time for Wenger to go !!!

    Wenger out!!

  17. mobaygunner says:

    Just coming off another blog sight reading some comments and I got a real question for my people on this sight…do the arsenal fans in england think there the only die heart fans of afc?…im mean the s*&t I was reading really pi*sed me off just now

  18. Ronny331 says:

    This is beyond a joke now. Giroud back but scez, wilshire and arteta out. Now kos back but monreal, ox and gibbs out! Rosicky and campbell will be playing in defence at this rate! Where’s jenks, vermalen and coquelin when we need them? Off topic funny to hear wengers comments re the banner today, ” no comment”. Seems the stewards don’t confiscate banners at away grounds 🙂 also more transfer rumours today, I actually read one from the daily express that rings true. James Mccarthy 16m, sounds right up wengers street a young player he can mould. I’d be happy with him good player.

  19. cheeterspotter says:

    @David’s
    —–PERSONAL INSULT DELETED——
    Once again you got it wrong. I did not predict a 1 nil score at West Bromwich specifically but for Arsenal to maybe return to tight 1 nil unspectacular wins, as in the past, gaining 3 points instead of playing the opposition of the park and gaining 1 or none.

  20. GoonerG1 says:

    Coquelin would be very useful right now. He can play CDM and emergency defender. Instead, they let him go on loan for another month. The Jenkinson and Coquelin loan decisions make no sense.

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