Gibbs injury relief, Wojciech Szczesny’s future and record profits

There was only one downside in the victory over the Spurs on Tuesday, which was Gibbs getting substituted due to a fear of injury to his metatarsal. Scans have now shown that it’s just severe bruising and he will be out for a short while.

Gibbs: Out for a short while

The Club statement read:

“The club is happy to confirm that, following last night’s Carling Cup third round match at Tottenham Hotspur, a scan to Kieran Gibbs’ foot has shown there is no fracture. Kieran has suffered severe bruising to his left foot and will hopefully only be missing from first-team action for the short term.”

Now this is good news because Gibbs is a great prospect and his performance against tottenham was top notch and it would have been a shame if he had to endure another season on the injury table. As it stands he will be back soon. With already quite a few players out for Arsenal, including Van persie, Walcott, Vermaelen , Diaby, Bendtner and Fabregas and the season only 6 weeks old, we certainly do not want another serious injury.

In the aftermath of the match, Szczesny has come out and said that he wants out if there is a possible move available and if he isn’t given a chance to play for Arsenal, reported by ‘Young Guns’.

Future in doubt!?

Szczesny told Gazeta Wyborcza: “Despite our talks before the season, Arsène Wenger seems to forget he has a goalkeeper named Wojciech Szczesny in the team. He is avoiding me at every occasion. Wenger told me to fight for a first-team place, but then he didn’t include me in the squad for the Carling Cup game. My friends told me not to worry, that it’s a marathon, and not a sprint. But a marathon isn’t about running in the same place for three years. I’m ready to play at highest level but I need a club that believes in a 20-year-old. In Arsenal there’s no such bravery. My main goal is to play for Arsenal, but if there’s a move option, we’ll have words.”

Now he might be right in saying that he has been here for three years and that he should have been included in the Carling Cup squad, but saying that Arsenal doesn’t believe in 20-year-olds is way off. I think, by the amount of time he has spent here, by now he should know that only at Arsenal young players get the right exposure. Arsene Wenger has come up with a great reply:

“He is right he deserves a chance but the keeper is in front of him, Mannone, deserves chance as well. You can only play one goalkeeper. It’s part of their job as a football player to live with competition and decisions. I believe the best thing for him is to just focus, work hard and trust us. No club in the world has started more players at the top, top level than we have. Nobody, so he is in the right club. But impatience is the characteristic of youth. What they forget when they are 20 is that they can play until they are 40, whereas a normal player can only go to 32 or 34 if it all goes well, so what they lose at the start they gain at the end of their career.”

Well Arsene has covered everything and it’s now up to Szczesny to decide what he wants. It does however leave a big question mark on his future at Arsenal.

In other news Arsenal are close to announcing record profits for this year. Well we had record profits last year as well and we didn’t spend too much. But what we have spent on, it has turned out to be quality until now and in future the policy of Wenger will very likely remain the same. ‘In Arsene we trust’.

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