After all not a bad International break!!

The International break is officially over and fortunately or unfortunately we have only a single victim to it.

Sagna: Out for two weeks

Bacary Sagna has suffered a thigh injury. Fairly speaking he got the injury in the game against Chelsea so we can’t really blame the internationals for it. He will be out for at least a couple of games. We have the cover for him in the shape of Eboue. Hopefully he will be back after two and not six weeks.
On the other hand we have quite a few players returning which will be a great boost for us. Fabregas, Walcott and Bendtner will all be available for the fixture against Birmingham coming Saturday as they are back in training.

Bendtner: Confident to play this Saturday

Bendtner has declared himself to be in the ‘best shape ever‘. I believe we might see him as a substitute. As for Walcott, he should not be rushed if he is not fully fit.
The players involved over in the internationals return home victorious except our 3rd and 4th choice keepers. Mannone had a nightmare of a game. Rosicky, Nasri, Arshavin, Diaby all had excellent outings for their countries. Wilshere didn’t feature in a boring draw for England.

Romelu Lukaku

Apart from this, a few players were linked with us again of whom the news regarding Anderlecht striker, Romelu Lukaku, seem the most authentic. One for the future I guess. I think we should not much dwell on this because it won’t do us any good now. There will be plenty to talk about when the time is right.

Denilson: Linked with Real Madrid

The surprising piece of news is that our own Denilson has been linked with Real Madrid. Surprising in a sense that mostly players are linked with us. I don’t know how true this news is but still it’s a nice change.

Lansbury: Gunning for first team

Lansbury has said that he is going to push for first team spot. After his performance against Tottenham in the Carling Cup, I am sure he will get more chances and he is not far from his aim. In the Cup matches at least he is going to feature regularly and that will pave the way for appearances in the Premier League and Champions League.
“I’m just going to keep pushing on into the first team squad. I’ve just got to keep working hard at my game and hopefully I’ll get my chance. I’ve been in and out and I’m just going to keep working hard everyday. I was on the bench against Partizan Belgrade and that was my first Champions League game – it was a great experience and I want to be in it again.”
Other than this there isn’t much if you don’t count the rumors. The next game is in three days time and it will be the best opportunity to get back to winning ways before we have the match against Man City.
All in all not a bad international break in terms of injuries. Most of our players would have rested and the ones who were involved still have three days to freshen up. Also our injured players got the time to recover without missing games.
Keep the faith and fingers crossed that none of our players get injured in the coming months as we will need our whole team to challenge on all fronts.

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