Arsenal Dealt Fresh Double Injury Blow

By on October 18, 2012

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Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has been dealt a double injury blow with the news that goalkeepers Lukasz Fabianksi and Wojciech Szczesny have suffered set backs, according to the Daily Mail.

Second choice Fabianski has been on the sidelines since February with a series of shoulder injuries but was closing in on a first team return this month. However, the Polish stopper now faces a further three months out after rupturing ankle ligaments during training on Tuesday.

The blow has been compounded with the news that first choice goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny is still three weeks away from recovering from his own ankle injury, despite hopes he would return sooner.

It means that boss Arsene Wenger will have to continue with 27-year-old Vito Mannone in goal as he heads in to an important stage of the season.

Italian Mannone began the season as third choice but has been keeping goal in the absence of Szczesny and Fabianski and will continue to do so as the Gunners face Norwich, Schalke, QPR and Tottenham in the coming weeks.

The goalkeeping injury crisis also means that youngsters Damian Martinez, 20, and James Shea, 21, will battle it out to play back up to Mannone.

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3 Comments

  1. Ojelabi olaide samuel

    October 18, 2012 at 1:09 pm

    Arsenal need a good blockin 4 , adittion of lopez is good for d team improvement and winning of troph

  2. Goonerboyo

    October 18, 2012 at 6:30 pm

    Highest priority in January is a proven, quality goalkeeper. One to inspire the team and a role model for the younger ones. One who is also a leader.

    Any suggestions?

    Enjoy gambling? What a stupid question! This only leads to debt. Wise men like Arsenal balance the books and stay in credit.

  3. Taiwo oriyomi

    October 18, 2012 at 11:01 pm

    This is a big problem 4 us & we can’t afford 2 finish dis empty handed.pls wenger should buy gud back up 4 mannone whether is loan b’cus him too is 4k up

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