Vermaelen May Miss United Clash After Injury “Worry”

By on August 25, 2011

An injury to Thomas Vermaelen during Arsenal’s victorious Champions League tie against Udinese on Wednesday night is a “worry” for the Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger.

When asked about the general fitness of his side looking ahead to Arsenal’s fixture against Manchester United on Sunday, Wenger was very unspecific in his details, but said of the Belgian central defender:

“We have worries about Thomas Vermaelen after the game because he wanted to come off.”

Whether or not these worries are down to just a slight knock that may need some medical attention or if it’s something a little more serious is now up for debate, but it will certainly have Arsenal fans worrying as they head into the week-end with a potentially even weaker squad to face United.

Everyone at Arsenal will be hoping the injury to Vermaelen is nothing serious, because having only recovered from a very troublesome Achilles injury which meant he only played 5 times for Arsenal during the whole of last season. Many put down the 25 year-olds absence from the Arsenal side as a big reason why the team fell apart towards the end of the season with a number of defensive errors leading to costly losses.

Arsenal are already without Gervinho, Alex Song and Emmanuel Frimpong due to suspension as they travel to Old Trafford to face United on Sunday, while Jack Wilshere, Abou Diaby and Kieran Gibbs are out with injuries. Laurent Koscielny “could” be fit to face Manchester United according to the Arsenal website, but if neither him or Vermaelen are fit, more misery may be placed on Arsenal with yet another loss.

Stand by for some more news on Thoman Vermaelen’s injury, which hopefully is not too serious for Arsenal.

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  1. George_D

    August 25, 2011 at 2:42 pm

    I am really curious to see our team against ManU

    Jenkinson Djourou Miquel Sagna
    Ramsey Lansbury Rosicky
    Walcott RvP Arshavin

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  3. Dave

    August 26, 2011 at 11:50 am

    George that team will be destroyed by at least five goals. United’s forward line are rampant.

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