Arsenal Handed Major Injury Boost Ahead Of Man City Trip

By on December 13, 2013

Bacary sagna

Arsenal have been handed a major injury boost ahead of their trip to Manchester City tomorrow with the news that Bacary Sagna has passed a late fitness test, according to Goal.

The Frenchman has missed the Gunners last three games with a hamstring injury and it was feared the problem could keep him out of Saturday’s top-of-the-table clash at the Etihad.

Speaking at his press conference on Friday morning, boss Arsene Wenger confirmed that Sagna was due to have a late fitness test before any decision was made over whether he’d be in the squad, but he was optimistic about the defender’s chances.

“The main doubt we have is about Sagna, who will have a test [on Friday] and after that I will make the decision about whether I take him with us or not. I am optimistic but it’s my nature.” Wenger told Arsenal.com

It appears Wenger’s optimism was well placed with reports claiming that Sagna passed his late fitness test after being put through his paces by the clubs staff, and the 30-year-old has now travelled with the rest of the squad on a train to Manchester that left Watford this afternoon.

Sagna’s return would be a massive boost for Arsenal as they head to the Etihad looking to extend their lead at the top of the Premier League.

The north Londoners go into the weekend action sitting five points clear of second-placed Liverpool and six clear of City, so they will be well-placed if they can return to the capital with a positive result tomorrow.

With Sagna available again it will see young Carl Jenkinson return to the bench after a difficult night’s work against Napoli in midweek, where the Gunners lost 2-0 to narrowly reach the last 16 of the Champions League.

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11 Comments

  1. Sunnypa De Gooners

    December 13, 2013 at 5:28 pm

    Am very happy we have sagna back i can now bet my money on that match tomorrow we will win the match for sure.

  2. Prince Moses

    December 13, 2013 at 5:41 pm

    Goodnews to all gunners fans 4 his return 2 full fitness again, by d Grace of God arsenal wil fly high tomorrow @ d Eltihad studium

  3. lawrence ovat

    December 13, 2013 at 6:14 pm

    Goodnews the rock is back

  4. Agina O Anthony

    December 13, 2013 at 7:38 pm

    It is a good news to have Sagna back. Up gunners.

  5. pat

    December 13, 2013 at 7:59 pm

    am apy dat sagna is back goodnews gooners

  6. Soxx

    December 13, 2013 at 10:07 pm

    really great news for us Sagna back Hope he will be in good shape after missing last three games

  7. Eliud

    December 14, 2013 at 6:12 am

    May God bless Arsenal fc en thnx God dat sagna.

  8. Zodo lamang

    December 14, 2013 at 8:14 am

    Thanks be to that news hop guners fans ill be hapy 4 afternoon match, upguners!

  9. Don Peror Francis

    December 14, 2013 at 8:54 am

    We are the gunners and we make difficult tins easy,ask Tottenham fc. 3points

  10. Ezekiel kombos

    December 14, 2013 at 10:59 am

    gud news to have sagna back i wish gunners d best

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