Arsenal Team News & Injury Update: Gibbs, Fabianski & More…

By on May 13, 2013

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Arsenal welcome Wigan Athletic to the Emirates on Tuesday night for a vital clash at both the top and bottom of the Premier League table.

We head into the game sitting fifth after Tottenham’s 2-1 away win at Stoke on Sunday so victory is crucial over the Latics if we’re to maintain our hopes of qualifying for the Champions League this season. However, Wigan are also desperate for the points with Roberto Martinez knowing anything other than 3 points tomorrow will see them relegated from to the Championship, so it promises to be a nail-biting affair.

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Boss Arsene Wenger has been speaking at his weekly press conference on Monday ahead of the game and gave Arsenal.com a team news and injury update with the latest on Kieran Gibbs and Lukasz Fabianski’s fitness.

Left-back Gibbs missed last weeks 1-0 win over Queens Park Rangers through injury but Wenger is confident he should be back in contention and the 22-year-old will face a late fitness test to see if he makes the squad.

Goalkeeper Fabianski is also available again after a rib injury kept him on the sidelines for four weeks, while the boss confirmed we have no fresh injury concerns heading into this vital clash. Here’s what he told the clubs official website:

on the team news…

The news is quite good, we have everyone available. Kieran Gibbs should be back too, he has a test today.

on Lukasz Fabianski…

Fabianski is available as well.

Striker Olivier Giroud is still unavailable as he completes a three-game ban following his sending off against Fulham and Abou Diaby remains on the sidelines with a long-term knee injury.

With Gibbsy back it gives the boss a bit of a dilemma over who to pick at left-back. Personally, I think Gibbs is the better option and Nacho Monreal was given a bit of a run-around by Andros Townsend last time out, but we’ll have to see who Arsene goes for.

Now we’ve seen the team news, what would be your preferred starting line-up? Leave your suggestions below.

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15 Comments

  1. Matthews kasimba

    May 13, 2013 at 6:25 pm

    good injury news.gunners to win 4-1.scorers Podolski,walcott,carzola and konscienly.

  2. olawale

    May 13, 2013 at 7:09 pm

    1-4-2-3-1,,,,,fabiasky,,,,sagna,,kosieny,,,matersak,,,gibbs,,,ramsey,,arteta,,,rosicky,,,cazorla,,,walcott nd podosky,,,,i think dis formation is okay for wigan

    • Zealous

      May 13, 2013 at 7:27 pm

      next season I thnk U shld go out on loan with ramsey.

  3. Zealous

    May 13, 2013 at 7:24 pm

    my prefer team line-up : wojech , sagna . Koscienly , mert , gibbs , arteta , varmelen cazorla , podi , walcott , and chamberlain

  4. Abdulai Mohammed Amin

    May 13, 2013 at 7:27 pm

    Fabianski, gibbs, Sagna, Koscielny, Per Mertesacker, Arteta, Ramsey, Rosicky, Walkott, Cazorla, podolski

  5. sani garba

    May 13, 2013 at 7:45 pm

    arsenal are stronger then wigan.predictions ARSENAL 3:0 WIGAN

  6. Andrey

    May 13, 2013 at 8:29 pm

    We have high hopes that arsenal will win…

  7. saintino

    May 13, 2013 at 8:43 pm

    it will be a very touch match bcos wigan will struggle to win so dat they will not be relegated. arsenal 2: 1 wigan

  8. DENNIS KIPLAGAT

    May 13, 2013 at 8:47 pm

    We gonna beat them 3-1, scezny,gibbs,sagna,koscielny,merta,arteta,ramsey,rosicky,carzola,chambo,walcot.

  9. Faruq

    May 13, 2013 at 9:53 pm

    It is going to be a tough encounter on the 2 side,arsenal can defeat wigan on 4-2 but arsenal needed prayer,dedication and focus to beat wigan who is not an easy side.

  10. abdul-plats

    May 13, 2013 at 10:04 pm

    Gunaz 4 lyf

  11. Herbert

    May 13, 2013 at 10:10 pm

    Wenger must play Arshavin in the final 2 games or Tottenham will get 4th. Maybe they deserve to.

  12. COLLINS

    May 13, 2013 at 10:21 pm

    Arsenal wil win 3point is very importan gud luck gunners.

  13. matty

    May 14, 2013 at 12:54 am

    1:4:2:3:1fabianski(if truely fit), sagna, per, kolsieny, gibbs, arteta, ramsy, walcot, rosicky, chamberlain nd gervinho

  14. Dayo Adeoye

    May 14, 2013 at 9:41 am

    I PRAY ARSENAL SHOULD WIN D MATCH.GUNNERS GO ALL D WAY.

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