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  1. Usama Zaka

    One more thing, El Nenny will miss January to AFCON Cup for the Egypt National Team.

  2. almaria

    Great Player

    Hoping he comes back as quick as poss

  3. SamuelAkinsolaAdebosin

    Talking about a combination of midfielders that may work successfully or not at Arsenal’s midfield base, and with Elneny out for West Ham I presume, and will be away for afcon in Jan, thus leaving Le Prof with 3 midfielders base specialist of, LeCoq, Ramsey and Xhaka to be manning our base for sometimes until Elneny returns. We don’t pray for any injury to happen to any of our remaining 3 base players again during this interim absence. But to be fore warned is to be proactively be fore armed.

    If there is no contractual get-out hindrance in Jack Wilshere’s loan deal at Bournemouth, I think it can only be appropriate for Le Prof to call him back to Arsenal to fill the void forced by Santi Cazorla injury absence. And again for will be left to fill void when Elneny becomes unavailable due to his afcon commitment that could last up to 2 weeks depending.

    And finally, does Le Prof even has any reasonable amount of money left in his Arsenal summer transfer kitty which he could merged with his winter transfer kitty that will enabled him to bid successfully for any of, Marco Verratti, Isco & Hakan Calhanoglu for Arsenal if he considered any of them appropriate for Arsenal to have in their midfield base? And will any of the owner clubs of any of these players be willing to sell to us in January window?

  4. omgarsenal

    As the Chinese say, a crisis is also an opportunity. We now have the following options;

    1) Use some promising youth players in midfield and maybe one of them will prove to be a Cazorla-like replacement (imho the least rewarding and likely scenario)

    2) As the article stated, use a new combination of players we already have to see if we can find the dynamism and versatility Cazorla offers (the most likely scenario)

    3) Bring in a replacement like-for-like player over the January window (again the least likely scenario)

    4) Finally move a skilled player into that position and give them a trial (Holding, Gabriel, Nacho?) but that is also an unlikely experiment.

  5. SamuelAkinsolaAdebosin

    I’ve just remembered something. And the thing is, will it be possible for Arsenal to recall Jack Wilshere from Bournemouth before January widow when Arsenal are expected to resuffle their current summer 25 man 1st team squad registered with the FA? Being that Arsenal already have the list of their summer 1st team squad with the FA which included or excluded as the case maybe, Per Mertesacker and Danny Welbeck, and if the duo have been included in their 25 to the FA, then no chance of Jack returning before January. But if the 2 are not officially included, then there is a chance for Jack likely returned anytime soon.

    Let Le Prof please clarify any ambiguity that maybe there in this issue if at all there is any during his press conference tomorrow for our West Ham game.

  6. SamuelAkinsolaAdebosin

    @omgarsenal, no disregard to your opinions. But don’t you think you are talking of to take a gamble? Le Prof took a gamble yesternight in the ELC match by fielding and starting 2 youth players of, Holding and Adelaide and it backfired.

    That team Le Prof started for that match was very strong on paper to demolish Southampton but on the field of play looked weak at the Ems as they showed serious lack of urgency and mental strength in their game. Had the Gunners on the field yesternight have a good measure of urgency in their game, they would have successfully blocked all the 2 goals Southampton scored against us by closing down the 2 Saints players who scored the goals. But the Gunners lack of urgency in their defending allowed for such 2 cheap goals to be score against us which they should have blocked.

    I think the rest of that our team on the night save Martinez, Holding & Adelaide still have a good chance to play again for Arsenal in the PL, CL & FA Cup matches but the the trio. Because for the trio, Le Prof may unlikely take another gamble to play them and their youth collegues in another match soon. I think the trio might have blown their chances last night to play for Arsenal anytime soon. Can’t you see they were so disappointing?

    For the remaining 3 titles which Arsenal are still in them, I think Le Prof will stick to his very senior team squad players only and maybe recall Jack Wilshere.

  7. pop

    There is something quite strange about seeing a winners list with Tottenham’s name on it.

  8. Zedsaunt

    Xhaka, for me, is the key. He has the aptitude to make it work. His aptitude, enhanced in a team playing at pace, with urgency, creates another team.

  9. GoingGoingGooner


  10. Gord

    Are you sure you spelled that correctly Going?

  11. Leon

    The original prognosis was that he’d return within days to play against Middlesbrough.

  12. Brickfields Gunners

    I like to think that we will be able to manage with the players we have right now and that they’ll be able to step up.

  13. ARSENAL 13


    Holding is not a gamble. He had a good game. As did Gibbs. We had individuals having good game all over the pitch, but failed to click as a team. Of all the back four, Jenkinson was off pace yesterday. BUT, you have to remember, he was out for almost a year. And hez only getting back game by game.

  14. WalterBroeckx

    Oooooooh Santi Cazorlaaaaaa…. gutted for the little man who has such a big influence.

  15. Andrew Crawshaw

    We also have to remember that he is out of contract in summer and is free to talk to overseas clubs about a transfer in January. I fear that we may not see much more of him at all which will be a terrible shame.

  16. para

    Hope Jack gets and is now ready for a place in the team. After getting a few starts on loan (although it was meant to be longer) he may be ready to be himself again on the field.

    A link to Arsenal “Ready or not” – clever video editing of Arsenal.

  17. Norman14

    Well, no surprise that Sky are reporting that “Arsenal have the worst injury record, as they have for several seasons. They are making out we are very bad at managing injuries, and had Phil Babb on hand to state that in no uncertain terms.

    Once again, the media invent a bandwagon and immediately jump on it.
    Don’t worry about facts or evidence folks, it doesn’t exist in the UK media!

  18. Alex

    Mr Tony

    a) Buy a replacement this January

    b) Bring Jack Wilshere back from the seaside

    c) Utilise the many midfielders that we have in a different formation.

    No disrespect to your opinion but i do believe none of this can come close to what Santi bring in the midfield.

    The little man absence equals the boredome that we see in the midfield.

    No one is there technically gifted that can surpass/retain the ball under pressure like Santi.

    The lots in that midfield are good side passers or long ball one.

    To me Santi is equal to Silva or Modrich.
    Willshere is good for Bourne one game a week club.

    Leave aside politics and speaking purely about footy bring back Fabregas who can slot easily in that department.

    Yes Fabregas can do the job.

  19. Zuruvi

    Fabregas would be a good addition.
    Unfortunately, I think the bridges have been burnt.

    Maybe Fabregas could follow Maureen and join ManUre in January or later.

  20. Damilare

    Talking of Fabregas, I cant remember the club he plays for now. Really.

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