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Arsenal Hit By Double Injury Blow As Two Attackers Ruled Out

Arsenal’s injury problems continue after both Yossi Benayoun and Benik Afobe have been ruled out.

Summer signing Benayoun picked up a side strain during Tuesday’s 3-1 win over Shrewsbury and claims he will be out for around a week or so. The injury rules him out of Saturday’s game against Bolton and Next weeks tie with Olympiakos, and leaves him as a doubt to face rivals Tottenham next Sunday.

Youngster Afobe will be devastated after being ruled out for at least 4 months from a groin strain picked up last month while playing for the reserves. The exciting attacker was promoted to the first team squad this season and was looking to force his way into Arsene Wenger’s plans as well as play a part in the Gunners Carling Cup campaign.  But the injury will leave him frustrated on the sidelines until at least the end of January.




  1. kiki

    September 22, 2011 at 10:22 am

    dat wil b no problem cuz we have d likes of ryo, alex nd coquelin comin through d ranks

  2. Youssef

    September 22, 2011 at 11:19 am

    coquelin is a very good DM
    I feared we will struggle in January because of the CAF and the likes of Song, Frimpong going to their respective NT leaving a big space in the middle.
    but now, I am confident that Coquelin, Wilshere and Even Djourou can replace them during this period.
    I hope Benik Afobe will be back on time before the CAF because Gervinho and Chamakh will leave for their National Teams. But we still have Park, Van persie and also Walcott who can and wants to play as the main forward…
    There’s only 3 points between the 6 th place and Arsenal, so A single win and we will start smiling 🙂
    Keep the faith gunners

  3. Georgement

    September 22, 2011 at 11:20 am

    They are merely fringe players. Wot gunners need is another center back like cahill because konscielny is not consistent and djorou is retrogressing.we need a last pass playermaker like marvin martin because wilshere,arteta and ramsey are not know for their assist but more of being box to box midfielders. We need another winger like eden hazard that wil push walcott to the from line to join RVP-he is too one dimensional to be a complete winger anyway.Arsenal will then a complete squad dat can wistand the wear and tear of ides of march this season. If only wishes can become horses!.

  4. Odie

    September 22, 2011 at 4:08 pm

    No top 4, No HAZARD..Thats for sure!

  5. Abdullah ogyema sofio

    September 23, 2011 at 6:24 am

    We need hazard nd cahill to complete our team

  6. Moses Watasa

    September 23, 2011 at 10:42 am

    Like I have argued since June, only the greedy Board and possibly Arsene Wenger know why the Frenchman is still in-charge at Arsenal. Even Manchester United who won the League moved early to bolster their already strong squad. Arsene Wenger, on the other hand, having finished fourth (trophy-less again), refused to buy, waiting for cheap-signings at the end of August 2011. Even after Clichy, Fabregas, Nasri and Eboue had left, he refused to strengthen until Manchester United hammered some sense (8-2) into his obstinate head! Arsene Wenger may have won a few trophies in the past, but the man has always been more of a gambler than an shrewd manager. He should leave or be fired RIGHT NOW before he irredeemably embarrasses himself and Arsenal FC! Arsene Wenger’s “spokesmen” have attacked me before for questioning the squad’s quality and depth during the summer transfer window. What do they have to say now?

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