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Arsenal Injury News: Arteta, Diaby, Gibbs & Benayoun

Arsenal came from behind to beat Liverpool on Saturday but the win came at a cost, as Arteta, Diaby, Gibbs and Benayoun all picked up injuries during the win.

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If there is one thing that can ruin a last minute 2-1 win at Anfield, it’s injuries! Arsenal came from behind to beat Liverpool on Saturday but the win came at a cost, as Arsene Wenger has confirmed to that four of his team have picked up injuries.

Perhaps the most worrying is Mikel Arteta, who was stretchered off and taken to hospital after being knocked unconscious following a collision with Jordan Henderson.

Midfielder Abou Diaby has had his fair share of bad luck with injuries in recent seasons and it doesn’t seem like this luck is going to change any time soon. Diaby came on after 53 minutes for Arteta but was forced off after just over 30 minutes with a hamstring injury. Truly awful luck for the guy, and a hamstring problem will is likely to mean at least 3 weeks out.

Yossi Benayoun and Kieran Gibbs also picked up injuries which will make them doubts for Tuesday’s second leg against AC Milan. Here is what Wenger told after the game yesterday:

on Mikel Arteta’s injury…

As I sit here now, he is in hospital at the moment and we have no news.

on Abou Diaby…

The bad news of the day is that Diaby is injured and did his hamstring. Benayoun has a small hamstring problem, Gibbs has a problem. We look decimated after the game. I don’t know who will be available on Tuesday night. Maybe I will play with six strikers as we have to score goals!

So just as we began to get the majority of the squad back on the pitch, we’re picking up injuries at just the wrong time of the season. Hopefully none of the quartet are long-term as we need everyone fit to maintain our push for a Champions League place, and possibly even snatching third from the Spuds 😉



  1. sam

    March 4, 2012 at 10:25 am

    six strikers thats a sensational win.i never give up hope for us to make it to next round

    • olotu tunde

      March 4, 2012 at 10:48 am

      play me six strikers,i w play u,two strikers who r more than ur 1million strikers,zlatan and robinho.forza milano

      • Nikesh

        March 4, 2012 at 5:23 pm

        Dont be over arrogant buddy..Zlatan flopowich didnt do much in barcelona…robinho was a flop in milan only has legacy left now..

  2. Stephen kisky

    March 4, 2012 at 10:38 am

    I think i give all credit to our able keeper

  3. Abdulakeem Mikhail

    March 4, 2012 at 10:50 am

    Thanks GOD we win d game nt about d 4 players dat hv injury.We shoul fucus on AC MILAN game.

  4. fccaanka

    March 4, 2012 at 10:58 am

    Arsenal is goin to lose if play six striker wengar

  5. atid

    March 4, 2012 at 11:02 am

    As daft as it sounds why not play with 6 strikers? lets face it we have little chance. if gibbs and arteta are doubtful dont risk them. play jenkinson at left back with sagna kos and tv. song and rosicky in the middle with gerv and the ox on the wings rvp and theo up front. bench fab chamakh park miquel and any 3 that can make up the numbers.

  6. edward owen

    March 4, 2012 at 11:26 am

    Whats the use of having diaby on our books?he is a man of glass,a total waste of wages,cant stand him.

  7. bentosin

    March 4, 2012 at 11:44 am

    His a pity mr wenger when de jan window open every body buy one or two player to support their team you would buy not 4 anything but 4 this can of situation gunner 4 lyf

  8. bentosin

    March 4, 2012 at 11:47 am

    His a pity mr wenger when d jan window open every body buy one or two player to support their team you wouldn’t buy not 4 anything but 4 this can of situation gunner

  9. Bamidele Adeyomoye

    March 4, 2012 at 1:10 pm

    It’s started again o. Last season almost during this time we had many injuries which almost cost us the CL place. Anything can happen against AC. But the major thing now is the premier league. U can finish 3rd arsenal. Up gunners

  10. Musbau rabiu

    March 4, 2012 at 1:58 pm

    Why is arsenal picking up injuries by this time of d season?

  11. mayowa okunade

    March 4, 2012 at 9:44 pm

    ARSENE WINGER AS .BABA IJEBU we believe dat our boy will do well to have victory on dem. And if we dont do is ur fault ARSENE WINGER!!! Rvp 2 sure man.

  12. collins ochola

    March 5, 2012 at 11:20 am

    plz when will santos be back,and plz stop these nonesense of sìgning 16,17,18 old kids who is tarum dawkins if ì may ask.

  13. Almighty BK

    March 5, 2012 at 11:47 am

    Wenger u’re causing us more havoc pls drop d youth policy and sign players who don’t easily accept defeat. we really need consistency like barcelona luk at dem who is 18 years in thier squad.

  14. Goonerbeall

    March 16, 2012 at 3:54 pm

    What are you saying? Arteta? But he played against Newcasstle. Is it possible or its me who is confused? Please, help me out here: Was’nt Arteta playing against Magpies? To Hospital to do what?

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