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Wenger Offers Injury Update On Walcott, Vermaelen & Bendtner

Arsenal beat Tottenham 2-0 on Saturday evening and after the game Arsene Wenger gave an injury update on Theo Walcott, Nicklas Bendtner and Thomas Vermaelen.

Theo Walcott

Arsenal eased into the fourth round of the FA Cup with a comfortable 2-0 win over rivals Tottenham on Saturday evening.

However, the win was marred by injuries to Theo Walcott and Thomas Vermaelen after the pair were forced off with knee injuries. After the game, boss Arsene Wenger spoke to reporters and gave an update on the duo as well as giving the latest on Nicklas Bendtner.

Walcott was stretchered from the field late on after appearing to twist his knee and Wenger confirmed he isn’t sure whether the attacker has stretched his ligament or it was from the result of a kick.

Vermaelen on the other hand also took a kick to his knee during the first half and was replaced by Per Mertesacker at half-time, but Wenger failed to state whether it was anything serious.

The Gunners boss did confirm that Bendtner will be out for a month with his ankle injury. The Dane picked up the problem against Cardiff City in midweek and while some reports suggested he could miss up to two months, it seems he’ll be back a little sooner than expected.

Here’s what Wenger told the clubs official website:

on Walcott’s injury…

Theo has a knee problem. We dont know if it is a stretched ligament or just a kick, he got two kicks on his knee.

on Nicklas Bendtner…

It will be for one month, we expected it could have been more, but we had good news.

on Thomas Vermaelen…

He has a kick in his knee.

Fingers crossed Theo’s injury was just a knock and isn’t serious. It would be a huge blow to lose him again as he’s made a massive impact since returning from his last injury and he looked decent up front against Spurs.



  1. Antony mbogoh

    January 5, 2014 at 10:20 am

    A demon of injuries but an angel 2 push wenger 2 massive sighning

  2. kenshine

    January 5, 2014 at 10:25 am

    mr wenger should pls sign a sharp striker in dis transfer market bcs putting walcot upfront show us dat we need another striker not slaugish giroud.tothenam had no rest of mind yesterday untill walcot was forced out by we need a striker like walcot.up gunners 4 life

  3. gilbert shangwa

    January 5, 2014 at 2:52 pm

    to finish off a good start sir wenger we a sharp gunner d costa boss and boost our mid with pogba we are champions up gunners

  4. dhav

    January 5, 2014 at 3:41 pm

    pls…we arsenal fans ar crying out for a sharp striker

  5. Ogbanje audu robert

    January 5, 2014 at 8:49 pm

    Wao for man united!

  6. Ogbanje audu robert

    January 5, 2014 at 8:55 pm

    Pls wenger we need DIAGO COSTA for our front line striker.

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