Wenger Watches 8-2 Again, Wants Better Defending + Latest Injury News

Hello good Gooners from wherever you are reading from. Been a tough couple of weeks for us, watching dear Arsenal manage to get past Leeds United between two league defeats at Fulham and Swansea, both games in which we scored first.

And now, we have those demons of Manchester visiting and memories of the early season annihilation comes to mind… can we pull a win off?

Asides, Le boss admitted to watching our 8-2 defeat again “because you have to face reality” said the Wenger.

While he believes the scoreline was an “accident” on the day, Wenger has nonetheless called for the backline to get their acts right ahead of Sunday’s crunch encounter.

“When you come back to 2-2 and then 30 seconds later it is 3-2, it is very difficult to swallow.” admitted the manager just as he expressed his surprise that we lost to Fulham and the Swans, no thanks to defensive errors and called on the defence to be improved for Manure’s visit.

Away from that, Wenger would rather not lose our favourite Russian Andrei Arshavin, who will be celebrating a third year at the club soon. The manager’s reasons being the squad worn thin by injuries coupled with his quality and admittedly, the cocky Russian’s put in good performances recently.

Finally, Wenger updated in the injury situation at the club, stating Thomas Vermaelen doesn’t look like he’ll play on Sunday as well as Thierry Henry who has a calf problem. Mikel Arteta is completely out while Bacary Sagna, Kieran Gibbs and Carl Jenkinson are a couple of weeks away with Jack Wilshere set resume full training soon after them. Quite a number of bodies we’ve got in the injury room.

That’s the bit from here so far. Don’t forget to follow us on twitter @goonermemoirs and have a great weekend, expect a preview of the big game on tomorrow.



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Posted on January 20, 2012, in News and tagged , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 6 Comments.

  1. I pray Man U dont beat cos Arsene Wenger and the boards are deeply insane ,bunch of idiots

  2. No Arteta against Man Utd? Well, call me a pessimist but we’ve lost the game. Plus no sagna, no henry, no vermaelen. 22 days (adding saturday & sunday) into the market and not one signing. What a stupid manager, and please let’s stop blaming the board. Its all wenger. #WengerOut before he ruins our club.

  3. Could arsenal fans stop calling man utd ,manure?it makes u sound like a bunch of sore losers…besides,as a man utd fan,I will be very mad if I write arsenal off on sunday…


  5. No Arteta, we are doomed. Who would have thought us fans would be saying that when Wenger signed him? Hes been a really excellent player for us. Wenger really values Arshavin, but fails to properly utilize him. Wenger admits Arsharvins stats are good, but continues to play him in a position where he is not fully effective.

    How about this, seeing as Arteta is out. Ramsey, Song and Rosicky in Midfield. Theo on the right, OX on the left, and Arshavin playing behind RVP. We cant do any worse than we have been, trial and error right? Arshavin gets the odd assist but he mainly huffs and puffs out on the left, at least the OX can Box (it) for RVP to latch onto.

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