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Fabregas Facing 3 Weeks Out….What The Hell Was Wenger Thinking?!

Cesc Fabregas

Written by Fab4.

Arsenal captain Cesc Fabregas limped out of the 2-0 defeat to Braga last night with a reoccurrence of his hamstring injury. Arsene Wenger will now assess the damage but confirmed to the midfielder could face up to three weeks out:

Eboue will be out for a while and we will have to asses Fabregas tomorrow. It could be two to three weeks. It is very disapointing because I had a hesitation to play him before the match started. I took the gamble and it back-fired on us.

What was Wenger doing risking Fabregas?! He rested Arshavin, Song, Chamakh and Nasri but started Fabregas who he admitted was struggling to shake off the hamstring injury. if there is one injury you don’t mess about with its a hamstring. They can tweak easily and its a minimum of two weeks out. Absolute stupidity by the boss.

If the game was worthy of making seven changes, the first player to be rested should have been Fabregas. Regardless of his importance to the team, we should have protected our captain. Now we are back to square one with him likely to be out for weeks and when he does come back we will have another couple of weeks getting him back to fitness. Which means he won’t be 100% for the busy Christmas period, when we play Chelsea!

Even if it isn’t as bad as first feared, it was still insane to risk him. The fact Wenger pushes his so far shows how much faith he really has in the ‘best squad he’s ever managed’. What a load of boll*cks! If that was true Cesc would never have travelled to Portugal, but Wenger knows how much we rely on Fabregas.

Fingers crossed because the last thing we need is our best players on the sidelines again. if you haven’t seen them yet, you can see the goals from Braga 2-0 Arsenal.



  1. mc gooner

    November 24, 2010 at 11:27 am

    no biggy really. with fab out nasri rosicky and wilshere will all have time to shine and show their true potential. for aston villa i would like walcot RVP and nasri up front

  2. Mick

    November 24, 2010 at 11:37 am

    Fab4, according to information I have read elsewhere the hamstring injury suffered last night is on the other leg and not the leg which has been troublesome previously which, if true, rather knocks a big hole in your argument. Of course all you bloggers (or should I say blaggers) know best don’t you. Armchair experts really get up my nose.

    • Fab4

      November 24, 2010 at 12:22 pm

      It doesn’t really knock my argument at all, no. Because regardless of which hamstring is injured, cesc wasn’t fit to play and if one hamstring is not 100%, the player then over compensates and increases risk of injuring the opposite side. As may now be the case with cesc.

      But I’m sure you Mick, as an expert in all fields, will know this already. Always quick to shoot down other peoples work but don’t have the balls to write your own articles for others to comment on eh?!

  3. golin

    November 24, 2010 at 3:59 pm

    well if he had not played and we had lost you would be writng ” arsenal did not play his best player and we lost, did he expect to win a match like this without fabregas? what was he thinking? “

    • Fab4

      November 24, 2010 at 4:12 pm

      If that was the case, I would have complained about the seven changes he made then wouldn’t I?!

      I would have asked why he left rvp an arshavin at home. But I haven’t questioned those decisions because they were correct.

  4. golin

    November 24, 2010 at 4:00 pm

    yeh let me say, you are that kind of a fan…

  5. swikrath

    November 26, 2010 at 6:55 am

    well if are looking to complain you’d always find a reason, wenger admitted it was a gamble to play him and considering how it was the other leg haamstring he hurt he wasn’t off the mark..
    @ Fab4: Please can you with your prolific knowledge on how the hamstrings work, tell me how if one leg is injured the player can/will compensate with the other leg?The only way i that could happen is if he cant tak shot with his injured leg and now if he cant shoot he cant run either so unless he was hopping on one leg what you is ridiculous

    • Fab4

      November 26, 2010 at 6:36 pm

      Haha, Swikrath….if i really need to explain this then me and you can’t have a sensible conversation. But here goes…

      When someone has an injury on one hamstring, they will both consciously and sub-consciously put more weight on the opposite leg to compensate for and to protect the injury. This in turn will put more strain on said leg thus increasing the chance of injury.

      When you have a sprained ankle, do you put all your weight on it still? No, you compensate for it by putting more weight on the other ankle when you walk. Its the same for hamstrings. Plus hamstrings are extremely delicate muscles and as Le Boss has said many times himself, if a player has a hamstring injury on one leg, it increases the chance of pulling the other hamstring.

  6. Frank Benneth

    November 26, 2010 at 11:35 am

    We just pray that he recovers very soon.

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